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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. chemgator

    chemgator GC Hall of Fame

    Apr 3, 2007
    Sounds dreadful.
  2. philnotfil

    philnotfil GC Hall of Fame

    Apr 8, 2007
    If it was a school district, it would consistently be one of the best in the state. It is a great resource for rural students whose schools can't provide the full menu of course offerings, a great resource for homeschool students who can pick and choose what courses they want, a great resource for students in low performing districts who don't have any good schools close by, and a great resource for high achieving students who want to participate in elective courses at their school while still earning a full load of AP credits.

    It has been a huge benefit to students in the state of Florida. One of the best things we've done in education in the last 20 years.
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  3. defensewinschampionships

    defensewinschampionships GC Hall of Fame

    Sep 16, 2018
    It is the very best thing to come out of the school choice movement, in my opinion. I am a teacher there. When I do a Welcome Call with the parent and student, most of them reference the terrible school they left as the reason they came. Many are bright and hard working, trying to escape the toxic surroundings of their brick and mortar school. Some are not so bright, also hard working, also trying to escape.

    But it is not for everyone. The parent must be involved or it does not work.
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  4. chemgator

    chemgator GC Hall of Fame

    Apr 3, 2007
    Florida education gets a major "upgrade": books are now easier to ban than ever before. All it takes is one parent to object to a book for almost any reason, and the book gets pulled from the shelves until it can be properly reviewed and debated. The dictionary is off the shelves, as are various encyclopedias.

    Dictionaries are the 'Where's Waldo?' of porn. Florida is right to ban them from schools.

    Someone tell me that Floridians aren't this stupid . . .
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  5. chemgator

    chemgator GC Hall of Fame

    Apr 3, 2007
    Britain has an unusual problem with high school education: since the pandemic, a large number of their students don't want to be in school. The number below is about 5% of the high school student population (2.75 MM). I wonder if this is occurring in the U.S.?

    It seems to me that students had a lot more freedom and independence when they were learning remotely, and now have to give that up in a school. And while there are benefits to being around other kids, there are also some negatives that could add to their stress. At least, they shouldn't be worried in Britain about gunmen breaking into school and gunning people down. It could also be that, with all the immigrants that have been coming into Britain, some of them are not as interested in education as the rest of the population, or are having trouble fitting in. (The article may be alluding to this with references to multi-generational attendance problems.)

    ‘You feel like a failure’: the parents driven to despair by their children’s refusal to go to school

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