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Old 06-15-2011, 01:52 PM
 
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Thanks for putting it so everyone can understand. People see the number of students going on to college and if that number does not match the graduation rate they start to panic. Students just don't go for a number of reasons and right now a big reason is money.
I certainly wasn't in a panic but thanks for adding hyperbole where it wasn't needed.

My point was that there are districts with 92% grad rates with 79% college entrance rates. Mine has a 92% grad rate with a 57% college rate. It's clearly a demographic issue based on the points I made and more elaborately (and accurately) made by NYC Brooklyn. Oddly, military recruitment is down by me (spiked after 9/11 so that may be a factor now). My school district is "great" but if just over half the kids go on to college, how "great" is that for anyone?!
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Old 06-15-2011, 02:24 PM
 
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I certainly wasn't in a panic but thanks for adding hyperbole where it wasn't needed.

My point was that there are districts with 92% grad rates with 79% college entrance rates. Mine has a 92% grad rate with a 57% college rate. It's clearly a demographic issue based on the points I made and more elaborately (and accurately) made by NYC Brooklyn. Oddly, military recruitment is down by me (spiked after 9/11 so that may be a factor now). My school district is "great" but if just over half the kids go on to college, how "great" is that for anyone?!

I see you're point that in the long run it could be detrimental to your district because the only way things get better if is the future generation improve on what was previously done. So the long term prospects of the area is bound to change because a lot of these people also stay home. Let's hope they are only taking time off to work before being able to pay for school themselves
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Old 06-15-2011, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Inis Fada
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I certainly wasn't in a panic but thanks for adding hyperbole where it wasn't needed.

My point was that there are districts with 92% grad rates with 79% college entrance rates. Mine has a 92% grad rate with a 57% college rate. It's clearly a demographic issue based on the points I made and more elaborately (and accurately) made by NYC Brooklyn. Oddly, military recruitment is down by me (spiked after 9/11 so that may be a factor now). My school district is "great" but if just over half the kids go on to college, how "great" is that for anyone?!

Where did NYC Brooklyn elaborate? Last I read,s/he quoted my analysis.

Where did you find the military recruitment statistics for the Class of 2010 broken down by school district?
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Old 06-15-2011, 04:33 PM
 
Location: Wellsville, Glurt County
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Glass half full/glass half empty: Does this list mean that Baldwin is excellent because it got the same score as Rocky Point, or that Rocky Point is terrible because it got the same score as Baldwin?
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Old 06-15-2011, 05:38 PM
 
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Although I could probably get into the "holy crap, for what we pay these results aren't very good" I actually just found

C'mon you really believed the "since we pay so much in taxes our education is certainly the best" Kool-aid?

The most gullible award goes to .....

Realistically speaking LI's education may have been pretty good 30 years ago but has been far surpassed by most of the nation years ago.

LI is actually a nice social experiment when it comes to socialism, redistribution of wealth, and welfare systems designed to penalize the wealthy and businesses into paying for it. Look around...many of them have left.

Kind of reminds me of victims of natural disasters that knew they were in flood plains or tornado allies where destruction was imminent yet they refused to leave...

The next day we see sad footage of them begging for relief and wondering what happened.

Your paying for a bag of damaged goods LI. A facade.
your just sheep getting sheared.

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Old 06-15-2011, 06:08 PM
 
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Glass half full/glass half empty: Does this list mean that Baldwin is excellent because it got the same score as Rocky Point, or that Rocky Point is terrible because it got the same score as Baldwin?
Wasnt Baldwin voted the greatest place on the planet 2 years ago?

Im not even sure what Im trying to say but I think we just slipped into the wormhole with Sean4s post.

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Old 06-15-2011, 06:13 PM
 
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These are the kind of stats that make Huntington School District look bad. Very bad.
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Old 06-15-2011, 06:21 PM
 
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Glass half full/glass half empty: Does this list mean that Baldwin is excellent because it got the same score as Rocky Point, or that Rocky Point is terrible because it got the same score as Baldwin?
Have you seen Rocky Point lately?

Not exactly the epicenter of culture and technology.

Unless their graduates left and built the new ultra modern cities evolving out west, but I don't think so.

This statement can also apply to most of the communities across the island.
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Old 06-15-2011, 06:51 PM
 
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Have you seen Rocky Point lately?

Not exactly the epicenter of culture and technology.

Unless their graduates left and built the new ultra modern cities evolving out west, but I don't think so.

This statement can also apply to most of the communities across the island.
How did your district fare?

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Old 06-15-2011, 06:59 PM
 
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How did your district fair?
Fair? What school did you go to?
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