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Saturday, April 26, 2008

A Nation Still At Risk - Education

Shaming statistics:
  • 75% of High School Students don't graduate in Detroit.
  • 30% nationwide of students don't graduate from High School in the US
  • There are schools in Los Angeles that have a 60% drop out rate (I did my student teaching in one. Nice kids, but so sad).
I find the overall state of Education in the US sad. The US seems to do a poor job with the lowest performing, and a great job with the higher performing students. With the disappearance of most high paying jobs that need limited education in the US that can support a family, this is a big concern as a society. As a parent there is a lot you can do to help your child. Many Chinese in the US have figured out the system enabling their kids to go to great colleges/universities.

Some articles in the new section School Tips & Education Articles:

So why do I care about this? I have a Teaching Credential and education is highly important to my family. And yes, may be someday I will go back to teaching, because I do enjoy making a difference. That is the great feature of teaching, that you can make a difference in a person's life that can change their life, it usually makes up for all the negatives.

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