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Old 01-27-2011, 12:00 PM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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Default Maine has the lowest SAT scores in the country

According to this article, every state is the worst at something. Maine is listed as the dumbest state due to having the lowest average SAT scores.

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Old 01-27-2011, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, New York
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Thats because the idiot who made the map can't read the chart.

Maine SAT participation rate 92%
Iowa participation rate 3%
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Old 01-27-2011, 12:42 PM
 
Location: On a Slow-Sinking Granite Rock Up North
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"Pleated-Jeans is a humor site dedicated to one simple goal: making you laugh. From cats and graphs to odd photos and straight up funny pic dumps, youíll find it here on Pleated-Jeans."

It's satire, not fact.
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Old 01-27-2011, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Maine's garden spot
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According to this article, every state is the worst at something. Maine is listed as the dumbest state due to having the lowest average SAT scores.

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All of what the others here have said is true, but also, our past commisioner of education mandated that all students have to take the sat. Not just those that are going on to college. Therefore a lot are taking the tests that shouldn't be.
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Old 01-27-2011, 12:49 PM
 
Location: On a Slow-Sinking Granite Rock Up North
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All of what the others here have said is true, but also, our past commisioner of education mandated that all students have to take the sat. Not just those that are going on to college. Therefore a lot are taking the tests that shouldn't be.
Agreed!
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Old 01-27-2011, 01:19 PM
 
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Thats because the idiot who made the map can't read the chart.

Maine SAT participation rate 92%
Iowa participation rate 3%
Brilliant post.

When I was in HS in the midwest the only people that took the SAT were generally top 10% students that were looking at higher end colleges or (like myself) taking it to get a national merit finalist award.

Whomever drew the conclusion that maine was dumb based upon SAT stats be most stupidful.
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Old 01-27-2011, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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... Whomever drew the conclusion that maine was dumb based upon SAT stats be most stupidful.


Really?
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Old 01-27-2011, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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At least Maine is not number one in bestiality.
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Old 01-27-2011, 03:38 PM
 
Location: South Portland, Maine
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Thats because the idiot who made the map can't read the chart.

Maine SAT participation rate 92%
Iowa participation rate 3%
I remember there were a lot of midwestern states that dont generally participate in the SAT... They took another test..

But after sending two children to public schools here in Maine I have not been that impressed.

I can only compare it to my own experiences going to school in Ma and from what People "tell"?? me their own experiences are in other states with their own children and it appears Maine is lacking.. Especially in some of the more rural schools..

I transfered my son out of GNG (SAD15) to Auburn and my experiences with the teachers here in Auburn are leaps and bounds better then in gray.. dont get me wrong there were "some" good teachers there ... but not many..
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Old 01-27-2011, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Maine
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"Pleated-Jeans is a humor site dedicated to one simple goal: making you laugh. From cats and graphs to odd photos and straight up funny pic dumps, youíll find it here on Pleated-Jeans."

It's satire, not fact.
Stop confusing us with facts.
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