Friday, November 16, 2007

Education in the States

I seriously wonder why Sada is home schooled. He says that his mother told him that it was because South Carolina was ranked 49th in education in the US. I decided to look that up and I found out this, it's not 49th, it's 26th. I looked above it and saw this, Texas, 25th. I couldn't help but LAUGH. Sada had also metioned North Carolina being something like 48th, I found it by scrolling up... In the 23rd spot. Better than Texas. All I have to say is I'm shocked at some of these.

I preceded to look at Texas's records... Here is what I found out about Texas.
Texas: 06-07: 25, 05-06: 24, 04-05: 33, 03-04:34, 02-03: 16.
I am shocked that we were once 16th then dropped down to 34th. I questioned this. I think this is when the "No Child Left Behind" law was made...

http://www.morganquitno.com/edrank06.htm

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8 Comments:

At November 16, 2007 at 10:48 AM, Blogger Kami... said...

I've talked to several people about their educational system...
I had no ideas there were such a difference country to country...
Canada, England, Japan and the United States of America all seem to have quite different systems when compared to each other...
I guess it makes sense... but I was even more surprised when I found out how different it is state to state or county to county.

I'm a little curious how far these differences extend... perhaps this law Mudpelt is talking about works in some areas versus others?

 
At November 16, 2007 at 1:14 PM, Blogger Strawberry Pocky said...

Aah polotics. Calm down Mud, maybe sada is home schooled for more than one reason.
Yeah, Kami, the education systems really aaare different! In the UK all the schools get tons of money from the goverment though so there really isn't a problem like this, that's why home schooling is REALLY low. Infact, home schooling is only used here really if you act so bad you're banned form all schools in your area. (I guess that's why england is so expensive too, because all that money being given to the school has to come out someone's pockets..)
But anyway, yeah. Mud, Sada's a bright kid, he probably knows what he's talking about. (Sada is smart, but strange. very strange.)
Gotta remember these numbers change all the time, too.
But anyway, why does it matter, at least Sada and other home schooled students are home schooled, and his education is obviously better than the one he would get at school. C:
LOVE LUCY

 
At November 16, 2007 at 1:44 PM, Blogger Kami... said...

High school, isn't just about learning the books, it's also about learning social skills...
One of my younger friends here raced through high school... hit the books in class, went home finished up and that was it.
He didn't make many friends that could be potential connections in the future...
Once he was out of school, his social skills were so bad, it was hard for him to even find work afterwards because he couldn't effectively talk to his boss or fellow employees... I don't imagine spending majority of time on the internet helps too much in that department.

There are different types of "Smarts"... books can take you so far, the rest is up to you.

 
At November 16, 2007 at 2:19 PM, Blogger Mudpelt said...

Lucy, I wasn't upset. It wasn't even politics. =x= Jeez Just saying. Anyway, yeah, does change. Then again, with what Kami says it is true, but people like my sister who are "people" people can get along with almost everyone. Myself on the other hand... I have problems even though I am a senior and stuff. I think it also depends on the person.

 
At November 16, 2007 at 2:56 PM, Blogger Strawberry Pocky said...

It is politics. ;D
It seemed like you was having a little moan rather than just saying, or you would just show it to him rather than put it up for everyone to see!
Kami's right, though, yeah, you need social skills. Sada isn't that much of a social retards though, i'm sure he's fine talking to people.

 
At November 17, 2007 at 4:38 PM, Blogger Kami... said...

One thing that might be important to mention is the "Blame Game".
When a student is falling behind... who's at fault... or who gets blamed.

I noticed in Canada anyways, when a student is doing poorly, the parents blame the teacher and the teacher blames the parents... not a very good system of solving a problem.

In Japan, if I student is having problems, the parents apologize for their child being a disruption and for not instilling the proper values. The teacher on the other hand apologizes for not taking the care needed to encourage the students marks and of course for troubling the parents.

This might seem little and silly... but it shows both parties are willing to work at getting the student back on the right path...
To me anyways... it seems a LOT better than placing blame and letting a student fall behind.

I've seen people show a lot of disrespect for their teachers...
and in doing so... for their own education... I think in high school here I don't recall any of my classmates giving presents to their teachers and thanking them for their patience.

How many people here do that?

 
At November 18, 2007 at 4:03 AM, Blogger Strawberry Pocky said...

Yeeaaah, that's what they do here in england, blame the teachers. Looks like they do it in alabama, too. We're veeerrrryy disrespectful to teachers here. Well, i ain't, because my mum is a teacher/attendence officer, but the rest are.

 
At December 2, 2007 at 8:22 PM, Blogger luna said...

umm i was order to leave a comment i have never done this before so idk what to do i so so so sound so stupid anywho T.T idk what to say ill try this later

 

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