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Do you believe in holding back math students for math equity?   The Serious You: How Current Events Affect You

Started May-20 by Showtalk; 2320 views.
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From: Showtalk 

Jun-19

They are about to make it worse.  One state is experimenting with getting rid of advanced placement courses, too, that allows high school students to take courses and test out of college courses when they get to college.  If the college accepts the credits, a student can graduate early saving money off tuition as well as time. 

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They are about to make it worse. One state is experimenting with getting rid of advanced placement courses, too, that allows high school students to take courses and test out of college courses when they get to college.

Those whose parents can afford it are fleeing here to Texas, and also to nearby Oklahoma and sometimes Louisiana, Kansas, Missouri, and Arkansas to escape the nonsense. Probably others are going to Arizona, Utah, and Nevada, and even New Mexico, Utah, and some are still in Montana even after experiencing months of ice and snow this past winter and not freezing.

Many rural areas of the "mountain redoubt states" are gentrifying and higher prices are driving locals out.

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Jun-19

People have to move somewhere.

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People have to move somewhere.

If they can't fix the problems at home, and want their kids to have a future, they "vote with their feet". At least the California refugees aren't having to flee in inner tubes and bathtubs and other improvised flotation devices to cover 90 miles of open ocean to reach Florida.

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Jun-20

$1,661.87 in cats (ROCKETMAN_S) said...

The trend towards doing everything by rote over the past 30 years has produced a whole bunch of young adults who can do well whenever they have a script to follow, but let a situation happen that there isn't a rote memorized script to follow, and they freeze like a deer in the headlights, often with disastrous results.

They have sown to the wind by teaching to the test and teaching by rote memorization rather than actually teaching the underlying fundamentals and mechanisms, and as a result they have reaped the whirlwind with a whole bunch of twenty and thirty-somethings who couldn't think their way out of a paper bag.

Sounds like lack of qualification as a teacher if you ask me!

FWIW

It's actually lack of qualification by the state legislatures that set the rules of how curricula are taught. The teachers these days are just the grist in the mill between the millstones of administration and all the upstream politicians, and the parents and kids that make up the other millstone.

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Jun-21

It’s not that easy to move.  It looks like they are finding jobs first and then moving.  California is trying to tell people that others are moving in. Maybe. Maybe not.

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It’s not that easy to move. It looks like they are finding jobs first and then moving.

Some may have moved because they could work remotely and calculated "I don't need to renew the lease on that $6000 a month broom closet when I can move to Nevada or Arizona and have a real house with a real yard and even have pets and livestock and fresh air and none of the horrible traffic.

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Jun-22

They can, although companies are starting to call people back to the office, which is difficult if they moved out of state hundreds of miles away.

  • Edited June 23, 2021 1:16 pm  by  Showtalk
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They can, although combo keep are starting to call people back to the office, which is difficult if they moved out of state hundreds of miles away.

What is a combo keep?

Anyway I saw an article somewhere that about 40% of workers are polishing up their resume's and planning to quit whenever they are called back to the office, because they already discovered the productivity gains of not having to get up at 3 AM to fight traffic for 4 hours to get to work on time, and repeat it for the same every evening, and go back onto the rat race hamster wheel they had been on before.

So a lot of companies that refuse to continue remote workers are going to find problems filling positions (except for the lower quality workers that are more desperate) and their market share will be taken up by the competitors who aren't burdened by those expensive office spaces in the middle of overpriced cities.

It will be interesting to see how it shakes out. Of course some jobs you have to be there. Like when optical fiber has to be spliced, when power lines need maintenance, and all sorts of similar things. But the pandemic has illustrated for millions of people how much uncompensated useless time and resource wasting crap and busywork outside of work hours makes up many occupations, and don't want to return to that kind of rat race.

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