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Old 01 February 2011, 11:31   #25
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Originally Posted by mattbarton.exe View Post
I don't know about other countries, but here education has gotten very scary. It's all about standardized tests and learning content. They even took P.E. out of my schools so the kids are just getting flabby and drinking lots of soda pop. Of course then the doctors inject them with Ritalin rather than regulate their sugar levels or let them get some exercise. Sigh.

Just my two cents.
P.E. is one thing (doing an hour of sports once or twice a week does not prevent kids from getting fat - that takes personal effort outside of school time). Here they are dropping *math* because "the students just don't understand it anymore". How can I interpret that in any other way than "Yeah students weren't graduating so we were losing money. But we fixed that problem"
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