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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Edgemication In America

The mere thought of this proposal is astonishing.  To allow that thought to pass one's lips and form  into words is stupefying, yet it happened. But wait! It gets more egregious.  Not only did that thought to pass one's lips and form into words it happened in front of a group of other people who actually entertained this horrid notion.  My Friends.....we as a country are not moving forward. In fact, we are regressing.  Keep your eyes open for the new real estate boom...... mud huts,  soon to be popping up in a neighborhood near you!  But that's just me....You Decide.
One way to save money – eliminate 12th grade « MNpublius.com
One way to save money – eliminate 12th grade
by Jeff Rosenberg 


Good grief. At least this hasn’t been proposed here in Minnesota… yet.

This is what happens when you have a completely unbalanced “solution” to your state’s budget crisis that involves all cuts and no new revenues: Conservatives with nothing left to cut start moving on to cutting core state services.

The sudden buzz over the relative value of senior year stems from a recent proposal by state Sen. Chris Buttars that Utah make a dent in its budget gap by eliminating the 12th grade. The notion quickly gained some traction among supporters who agreed with the Republican’s assessment that many seniors frittered away their final year of high school, but faced vehement opposition from other quarters, including in his hometown of West Jordan.

Think it won’t happen here? Just wait.
February 17, 2010, 3:00 pm

-and now for the hard facts-

2008- UNITED NATIONS -- EDUCATION INDEX

TOP 20 COUNTRIES

AUSTRALIA, DENMARK, FINLAND & NEW ZEALAND = TIED FOR #1
CANADA
NORWAY
SOUTH KOREA
IRELAND
NETHERLANDS
GREECE
ICELAND
FRANCE
CUBA
LUXEMBOURG
BELGIUM
SWEDEN
SPAIN
SLOVENIA
LITHUANIA
UNITED STATES                <-------------------------
KAZAKHSTAN


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