While we're discussing education

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While we're discussing education
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Tue, 03-03-2009 - 11:36am
what do you consider to be the bare minimum students should know and/or be able to do before graduating high school? Basically, what are the basics?
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Tue, 03-03-2009 - 12:58pm

my dd is learning sales tax in 5th grade.

 

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Tue, 03-03-2009 - 1:05pm
California has an exit exam that kids need to pass before graduating.
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Tue, 03-03-2009 - 1:06pm

LOL, I almost added the phone thing as well, because it is one of my major peeves.

Recently I had to contact a Hollywood bigwig and started by calling the lady's agent. The agent was, of course, too grand to speak with lowly me, so I talked to his assistant, Candy (ok, it may have been Cindy). So, Candy/Cindy gave me the information I needed and I thanked her, which caused her to burst into giggles followed by something that sounded like "whateva'."

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Tue, 03-03-2009 - 1:10pm

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Tue, 03-03-2009 - 1:47pm

I'll piggyback on this post...saying all of the above, plus learning a musical instrument and musical appreciation, basics of art and art appreciation,

PumpkinAngel

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Tue, 03-03-2009 - 1:49pm

I'm so in trouble.

PumpkinAngel

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Tue, 03-03-2009 - 1:54pm
I might
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Tue, 03-03-2009 - 4:31pm

I think, what I'd really like to see, are what rollmops, sweetheart, and sewchris all said.

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Tue, 03-03-2009 - 9:16pm

Yes. I forgot that one.

Chris

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Tue, 03-03-2009 - 9:19pm

I think that exam should be given much earlier--say 8th or 9th grade, not their senior year. But then, I think that high school should be run more like a junior/community college.

Chris

The truth may be out there but lies are in your head. Terry Pratchett