More evidence that American education is fucked
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09-04-2014, 07:33 AM (This post was last modified: 09-04-2014 07:36 AM by germanyt.)
RE: More evidence that American education is fucked
(08-04-2014 09:15 PM)Revenant77x Wrote:  Doesn't your country give tax dollars to creationist schools?

No. Schools that do have gone rogue and are taking it uoon themselves to changed the curriculum.

And this is just regarding a football player. This paper would be an F from any other student. Backdoor deals are always being done to keep dumbass athlete GPAs high enough to maintain the scholarship.

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09-04-2014, 07:38 AM
RE: More evidence that American education is fucked
(09-04-2014 07:17 AM)Chas Wrote:  
(08-04-2014 09:42 PM)Momsurroundedbyboys Wrote:  That's not the education system. That's bowing to church of sport. Our own school district opened enrollment to other districts trying lure kids who want to play on our football team.

Sports got all the money, math and science books...not so much.

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The flipside is that it brings in a shit-ton (larger than a metric ton) of money into the school coffers that is then used to pay for salaries, programs, buildings and scholarships not just for the athletic department.

So a bunch of athletes get a pass on shit work, some go on to make zillions. Most end up with a diploma but find out that they should have paid more attention in class when they can't get a decent paying job since they can't read or write beyond the level of a 6th grader. Oh well.

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09-04-2014, 07:39 AM
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(08-04-2014 09:42 PM)Momsurroundedbyboys Wrote:  
(08-04-2014 09:06 PM)Hughsie Wrote:  An A- grade paper.

I literally don't get how you people have managed to fuck up your education system so badly (in addition to your healthcare system, and your banking system, and your grossly over-funded defense budgets, and pretty much everything else you do).

That's not the education system. That's bowing to church of sport. Our own school district opened enrollment to other districts trying lure kids who want to play on our football team.

Sports got all the money, math and science books...not so much.

University athletic departments generate obscene amounts of money for their academic departments. They also boost morale and create a sense of community and good natured competition. They are nothing but good for the schools they represent.

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09-04-2014, 08:14 AM
RE: More evidence that American education is fucked
(09-04-2014 07:39 AM)germanyt Wrote:  
(08-04-2014 09:42 PM)Momsurroundedbyboys Wrote:  That's not the education system. That's bowing to church of sport. Our own school district opened enrollment to other districts trying lure kids who want to play on our football team.

Sports got all the money, math and science books...not so much.

University athletic departments generate obscene amounts of money for their academic departments. They also boost morale and create a sense of community and good natured competition. They are nothing but good for the schools they represent.

Top division sports programs are profitable. Most sports programs would be lucky to qualify as loss leaders.

Local pro and semi-pro sports teams boost morale and create a sense of community and good natured competition, too - where there's just as much connection to actual academia, and you don't have to pay for it with your tuition.

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09-04-2014, 09:04 AM
RE: More evidence that American education is fucked
You may as well join my version of France. (I played democracy 3)
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11-04-2014, 08:26 AM
RE: More evidence that American education is fucked
Dear god if I turned that in I would be flunked in a minute.

You do realize that's a football player, right? Most students cant get away with that shit. Standards are...bent because of rules that say if you don't pass you can't play.

Football generates a lot of money for schools. We're in the big 12 and out games are huge events. Tickets to the public go for several hundred dollars a pop. Merchandise generates a LOT of money. And it gives us a lot of positive feelings among those who vote us funds (public university, depends on public funds).

If it makes you feel better most of these guys won't get real degrees. They'll be here for a year or two before leaving or get a bogus "sports management" degree.
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11-04-2014, 12:27 PM
RE: More evidence that American education is fucked
(08-04-2014 09:06 PM)Hughsie Wrote:  An A- grade paper.

I literally don't get how you people have managed to fuck up your education system so badly (in addition to your healthcare system, and your banking system, and your grossly over-funded defense budgets, and pretty much everything else you do).

Okay, my work is pretty fucking bad in general, but nothing, nothing I have ever written in all my years of education is as dumb as that. And I've written some really dumb things for school work. Which nobody but me will ever see ever again.

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24-04-2014, 11:55 PM
RE: More evidence that American education is fucked
Wow, and I thought some of the stuff I wrote in Year 12 was bad.

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07-05-2014, 03:14 PM
RE: More evidence that American education is fucked
(08-04-2014 09:06 PM)Hughsie Wrote:  I literally don't get how you people have managed to fuck up your education system so badly (in addition to your healthcare system, and your banking system, and your grossly over-funded defense budgets, and pretty much everything else you do).

Your analysis is wrong - the United States economy is the envy of the world. What you are noticing is the Affirmative Action policy that has created a racial double-standard in education. Our education system is over-filled with foreign born students seeking the most recent knowledge developments. Our welfare system is overwhelmed by foreign born immigrants. Our defense budget provides jobs for those foreigners who refuse to go back to their wonderful countries.

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07-05-2014, 03:16 PM
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Racist too. Lovely.

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