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Attendance-Fixing Probe Close to Wrapping Up

February 11, 2013

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Results of a statewide probe into potential school attendance tampering, launched after unusual practices were uncovered around the state, are to come today....

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tedjnesbitt

Feb-11-13 2:10 PM

Triton has explained the problem exactly. I would like to add that the situation does not end at high school graduation. Many of these "students" go on to college, because of their parents or because everyone else does it. Colleges offer remedial classes. Colleges, particularly state-supported institutions, do not like to report failures, and administrators urge [threaten or force] instructors to pass students who have actually failed. In this case, I DO blame administrators, who do not realize or do not care that their GOOD students suffer by the catering that is directed to the POOR students. This problem is national in scope. U. S. education rankings keep dropping in comparisons to other countries.

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Triton

Feb-11-13 9:39 AM

I don't blame the administrators, they are in a lose/lose situation and trying to swim. The juvenile courts and the bizarre social laws force the schools to warehouse students who not only do not want to learn, they represent a threat to other students. And then in pure Catch 22 thinking the government ties funding that could benefit the students who want to learn, so the good students who do their jobs as students are punished by the governments rulings that ties funding to performance. In that way the bad students impact the good students and the entire school's ability to obtain funding to grow and succeed. How bizarre is that? They can't just quit school and stop taking up space and resources, because that means the school would have a higher dropout rate, so in keeping with the Obama welfare state mentality, they must be served at the cost to the students who are there to learn and succeed. And the schools fudged the attendance roles? Good for them!

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