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Old 09-09-2011, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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Compared to.... ? What? Schools up north?

I'm a firm believer that there is really no such thing as a "bad school." Bad student bodies, parents who do not care, etc., maybe. But "bad schools" are far outnumbered by "schools with unfortunate student body characteristics."

Ranked #30 out of #50, Florida schools are hardly at the bottom (Only a few spots below someone who may have gone to school in, say, Missouri):

Ranking of Elementary Schools in USA
Do you have any children that have been in FL schools lately?
And precisely what does where I went to school at have anything to do with anything?
Oh, thats right, nothing.

 
Old 09-09-2011, 03:39 PM
 
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Do you have any children that have been in FL schools lately?
And precisely what does where I went to school at have anything to do with anything?
Oh, thats right, nothing.
I WENT to Florida public schools, not too too long ago, but back when, supposedly, they were ranked even worse than they are now nationally. I also know plenty of people with kids, and more than my share of Florida teachers (who are insulted by constant derogatory comments towards "Florida schools" when again, it has everything to do with the COMPOSITION of a student body vs. a school per se).

... and I can still manage to run circles around people who went to school "in the northeast"


BTW: If you read more carefully next time, you will notice that where *you* went to school is not the point of the comment. The point is that nobody every talks about Missouri schools being "bad" but they are middle of the pack just like Florida!
 
Old 09-09-2011, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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I WENT to Florida public schools, not too too long ago, but back when, supposedly, they were ranked even worse than they are now nationally. I also know plenty of people with kids, and more than my share of Florida teachers (who are insulted by constant derogatory comments towards "Florida schools" when again, it has everything to do with the COMPOSITION of a student body vs. a school per se).

... and I can still manage to run circles around people who went to school "in the northeast"


BTW: If you read more carefully next time, you will notice that where *you* went to school is not the point of the comment. The point is that nobody every talks about Missouri schools being "bad" but they are middle of the pack just like Florida!
Your punctuation must be on vacation.
The only reason I even brought up your vapid comment about where I attended school was to point out that its a strawman, and has absolutely nothing to do with the matter at at hand.
But, if you attended a FL school recently, I rather doubt if you had any debate classes.
Too bad, another failing of the public schools of FL.
But hey, we gots us some great football teams, dont we?
 
Old 09-09-2011, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Arctic Tundra, MA
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Compared to.... ? What? Schools up north?

I'm a firm believer that there is really no such thing as a "bad school." Bad student bodies, parents who do not care, etc., maybe. But "bad schools" are far outnumbered by "schools with unfortunate student body characteristics."

Ranked #30 out of #50, Florida schools are hardly at the bottom (Only a few spots below someone who may have gone to school in, say, Missouri):

Ranking of Elementary Schools in USA
Hey my daughter has 4 A's 3 B's.... Lets see how this plays out in MA schools which are leaps and bounds ahead of FL schools..... We care about her schooling. 30 out of 50....LOL So, below average is good? Nice!
 
Old 09-09-2011, 04:34 PM
 
Location: FLORIDA
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Your punctuation must be on vacation.
The only reason I even brought up your vapid comment about where I attended school was to point out that its a strawman, and has absolutely nothing to do with the matter at at hand.
But, if you attended a FL school recently, I rather doubt if you had any debate classes.
Too bad, another failing of the public schools of FL.
But hey, we gots us some great football teams, dont we?
 
Old 09-09-2011, 04:51 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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One of the advantages of going to a private school in St Louis in the 70s.
 
Old 09-09-2011, 04:59 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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Hey my daughter has 4 A's 3 B's.... Lets see how this plays out in MA schools which are leaps and bounds ahead of FL schools..... We care about her schooling. 30 out of 50....LOL So, below average is good? Nice!
Amzing how the rah-rah crowd has convinced themselves that sub-par is ok.
Speaks volumes, does it not?
 
Old 09-09-2011, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Orange County, CA
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I've always thought much of a students success at any given school is how motivated a kid is to learn,the teachers can show the way but ultimately its up to the kid to learn..
Bad school? i think it would make for an interesting topic as we've hijacked the op's thread entirely, but doesnt look like he cares as he never came back after the first post .

He is probably too busy enjoying his time outdoors in Pittsburgh to really care about this post.
 
Old 09-09-2011, 05:15 PM
 
Location: 112 Ocean Avenue
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Pittsburgh is a nice city. Florida is a nice place for reptiles.
 
Old 09-09-2011, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Arctic Tundra, MA
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Amazing how the rah-rah crowd has convinced themselves that sub-par is OK.
Speaks volumes, does it not?
Well some will grasp at anything to make it look good down here with schooling. But proving a point by posting your state is below average, that's not really going to help.... It's actually pretty humorous!!!
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