Saturday, February 04, 2012

Are public schools succeeding?

Austin interviews students at a Washington State high school. Sample:
Question: "Do you know the vice president of The United States?"

Answer: "I don't know who it it's, it's, it's somebody....Bin Ladin."
Watch also as the students expound on how many states there are in the US. Rather than cry, try to laugh:

Public schools: your tax dollars at work.

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Study: teacher's unions are bad for education
Study: sexist women teachers stunt learning of girl students
Black students, harassed for "acting white," get $150,000
Teaching self-esteem backfires
Education in Korea vs. the US: does "self-esteem" backfire?
LA pays teachers not to teach
What teachers learn in teacher's ed.
Obama promises to throw money at schools
How to get a job teaching in California even if you are illiterate

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