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American high schools are a 'disaster'

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Dick Whitman, Feb 12, 2014.

  1. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    So says this piece in, yes, Slate:


    According to the author, American high school students rank low in academic engagement, but high in social engagement. In other words, American high school students see school as a place to socialize, with boring classes breaking up the fun on occasion.

    You know what? That's exactly how I remember it.

    The author says that American high schools have to find a way to engage students academically, because they are basically boring them to tears right now.
  2. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    Paging Yankee Fan.
  3. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    Before anybody offers one of the touted, modern-day solutions to this problem: the prof in this story writes that NONE of them has worked.
  4. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Everything in America sucks. We're the worst at everything. We should move.

    I hear Costa Rica is nice.
  5. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Swimming isn't going well in Detroit high schools.

  6. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Which is why the teachers need to be hot.
  7. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    You think you'd be safe with a teacher named Sails.
  8. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Yeah, the high schools seem to be working well as hookup spots for most female teachers.
  9. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    That is not the guy I want saving me if I'm at the bottom of the pool.
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  10. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    You're killin' me, Sails!
  11. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    He went into the locker room to change...
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