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You Think Florida Education is in Bad Shape?

Discussion in 'Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by chemgator, Jun 1, 2023.

  1. PITBOSS

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    wow, this thread is causing some angry rants.
     
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  2. citygator

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    Education is the key to success in all cultures and that is definitely some serious commitment to it.
     
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  3. cron78

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    Overkill, but not unexpected for a culture rooted in conformance and performance.
     
  4. chemgator

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    What I remember most about the college admissions tests were the commercial jet aircraft occasionally taking off from JAX airport nearby, barely audible in a quiet auditorium. It seems to have helped my math score (750/800), but did not do much for my verbal score (much less). If you can't survive a few distractions, you aren't going to make it in college anyway.
     
  5. stingbb

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    Education in Florida is not in bad shape. Of course, I live in Sarasota (where my wife is a teacher and son is a coach/ athletic director) which was recognized this week as having the top school system in the state of Florida.

    Kids can succeed in Florida public schools if they have support and encouragement from parents. If they don’t, it’s a whole lot more difficult.
     
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  6. GatorJMDZ

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    (He's just having one of his little tantrums.)
     
  7. chemgator

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    Education is pretty bad in west Florida. Some county commissioners were caught 20 years ago buying and selling property between themselves and the county at great reward to themselves (and great punishment to the taxpayers), costing the county millions of dollars. The school system has not completely recovered yet. For years, county teachers made 20% less salary than teachers with the same qualifications in the next county, much less Atlanta. The best teachers bailed out of the county years ago. There aren't any regular high schools rated above average in the county. Middle schools and elementary schools, with few exceptions, aren't much better. The county has no clue what to do with the failing schools.
     
  8. Spurffelbow833

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    Get rid of the periodic table and we'll all be shitting gold.
     
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  9. duggers_dad

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    Why would they cut out evolutiondiditism ?
     
  10. AgingGator

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    Same, but Seminole county. Schools are generally excellent.

    But as I have always said; between the teacher’s union and the politicians, most kids don’t stand a chance.
     
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  11. l_boy

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    There are certainly times when teachers unions don’t have students best interests in mind, but at the same time to the degree they protect their own interests, like salary and benefits, it helps them be able to stay longer and on balance experience is better than not.
     
  12. swampbabe

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    The teachers’ unions in this state are relatively useless. It’s an overused talking point with no real basis in fact, at least in Florida
     
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  13. swimGator

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    Not as out of shape as our Defensive Coordinator.
     
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  14. AgingGator

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    Please. How many times in your apparently long career have you seen someone who should be terminated be protected by the unions?
     
  15. swampbabe

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    Never
     
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  16. archigator_96

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    Meh, that periodic table is confusing as hell and impossible to memorize.
     
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  17. 92gator

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    What's your point? Slavery ended in Florida months before. The Civil War ended in April. "Juneteenth"--the actual, de facto end of slavery (last gasp in the last bastion...)--obviously happened months before as well. 12/6 was simply the final ratifying of the Amendment to the USC that formalized it. It's on par with August 18, 1920. A significant Amendment was ratified. What's more--everybody knows July 4, 1776--most are not aware of June 21, 1788. Are we to infer something nefarious from that?
     
  18. chemgator

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    Not sure if you were joking. Speaking as a chemical engineer, you don't have to memorize it to be able to use it. Elements in the same columns have some properties in common, as their outer electron levels often have the same number of electrons.
     
  19. AgingGator

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    Well that brings us to two options:

    Either you have low standards( which I doubt given your posts), or you’re being disingenuous( which I suspect given your posts.
     
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  20. swampbabe

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    Nope, sorry.

    There is a third option and that is that you are full of baloney, which is the most likely.
     
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