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FEMA truck parked outside Franklin Delano Roosevelt High School in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn
Beth Fertig, WNYC's education reporter and contributor to SchoolBook, talks about this year's report cards for NYC high schools, plus updates the status of the system in the month since Sandy.
Let's send all our college grads to repair all those damaged boilers and electrical equipment and test them on performance :)
Can't the schools/teachers inflate their students grades allowing them to graduate to increase their report card grade?
This manic focus on "college, college, college uber alles" is why Germany is doing better than us. They focus on "work, work, work" instead.
The purpose of high school should primarily be to produce skilled and ready workers, not just academics. "College prep" should be for a minority of HS students - those who show the desire to read, research, do higher math and science and rigorous academic work. Anyone can go to college later on in life if they need that stuff later in life.
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