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Old 11-29-2007, 09:59 PM   #21
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As for tests, they're all inherently biased. I think "test preperation" is bullcrap, because you shouldn't PREPARE for just the test. The test is supposed to test your knowledge of the subjects, not your ability to study for the test.
I agree. I don't know about everyone else but I didn't study a single second for the ACT. If I knew it, I knew it, if not then so be it. To be honest I am not sure how I would have prepared for it.
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I think the entire system is flawed, and obviously tests are flawed. The problem with the system is the fact that parents believe equality is key. That'* not necessarily the best answer. I'm not saying put black people in a school and put white people in a better school. We need advanced schools for higher testing students. Our schools should have different levels for different students. Someone that has trouble reading may need more attention, but the student who wants to read literature is sitting around wasting his time while the other student is slowing him down. A school that focuses on helping students learn can help under achieving students. I'm sure intelligent people can tell you that they remained largely unchallenged in public school, and were unprepared for the challenges of college.
Doesn't the US do this already? I went to Northern Illinois University because it was a lot cheaper than University of Illinois and they wouldn't take me. I accepted that and moved on.
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I think the entire system is flawed, and obviously tests are flawed. The problem with the system is the fact that parents believe equality is key. That'* not necessarily the best answer. I'm not saying put black people in a school and put white people in a better school. We need advanced schools for higher testing students. Our schools should have different levels for different students. Someone that has trouble reading may need more attention, but the student who wants to read literature is sitting around wasting his time while the other student is slowing him down. A school that focuses on helping students learn can help under achieving students. I'm sure intelligent people can tell you that they remained largely unchallenged in public school, and were unprepared for the challenges of college.
Doesn't the US do this already? I went to Northern Illinois University because it was a lot cheaper than University of Illinois and they wouldn't take me. I accepted that and moved on.
I'm talking about public mandatory school. In Germany, by the time you're in "high school" you're in one of three different academic levels. The only thing we have is regular class and AP classes. Doesn't cater well enough to students.
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