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Schools going to Hell

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I kid you not, this was a math problem put forth in a public school in New Mexico.

"Smoky J. sells meth. Smoky's source says he has to sell a G's worth of meth by the end of the month". If Smoky sold 240 dollars the first week and 532 dollars the second week, how much money must Smoky make if he wants to avoid the beat down from his connection?"

I wonder what teacher though this was a good idea?

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PUH-LEASE tell me this is an extremely EARLY April Fool's Joke!!! :shok:

I find this hard to believe!!

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Smoky better get on the ball or he's going to miss his quota. What's wrong with teachers? Is this what they have to resort to?

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Wow. I can see how you can include drugs and stuff into economics courses as a force that manipulates the economy, but in a math class? This is a very simple math problem so I can't imagine the students were very old.

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No, actually a good friend of mine is a teacher at school in the PS (public school) system of Brooklyn. She e-mailed me a test where those actual problems were on the exam. It is real. Yeah, schools are going to hell in a handbasket decorated with a bright pretty ribbon.

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Its a joke/urban legend. I got that back in the late 80s when it was passed around on Xerox sheets.

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Its a joke/urban legend. I got that back in the late 80s when it was passed around on Xerox sheets.

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Good.. so it was a joke. I think the teacher was trying to be funny and the kids probably laughed about it.. but then the PC police got their panties in a wad and here it is on national news.

God forbid!

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Wow. I would be so shocked if i saw that on a test. I dont think my math teacher is stupid enough to put that on a test, though.

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Well, a public high school in Brooklyn has Hip Hop 101 :rolleyes:

Students learn how to write graffiti, deejay at parties, break-dance and rap.

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^ I've heard about that. Even churches are getting in on it, with some having a Hip Hop Mass (I'm sorry, but seeing an old lady in a clerical collar rapping is just too much for me).

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I kid you not, this was a math problem put forth in a public school in New Mexico.

"Smoky J. sells meth. Smoky's source says he has to sell a G's worth of meth by the end of the month". If Smoky sold 240 dollars the first week and 532 dollars the second week, how much money must Smoky make if he wants to avoid the beat down from his connection?"

I wonder what teacher though this was a good idea?

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^ Wrong movie, oops :blush: "Lean on Me", how the hell that came out as Deliverance I do not know, but not sure that is one of the titles either...

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I remember the standardized statewide writing test the year before I had to take it was met with a big load of controversy because the question was:

"If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be and why?" Oh heavens no!.. they had the gall to ask a student to identify something they didn't like about themselves and ask them why they'd change it? I am a liberal. But I am no friend of the PC crowd. As my mother says "I wasn't put into this world to tiptoe around peoples' feelings."

So, in reactive response, our question was "Identify something you've learned and explain how you learned it." I wrote about learning how to play the piano.. 3 pages. I pity the lowly state worker that had to read that and grade it.

I just hate it.. because you have the "liberal" fuzzy-wuzzy feel good about yourself PCers that want to make school "fun" and "friendly".... while you have the opposite crowd that would just assume we just learn Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic in a one room school house with a cross, pious witch for a teacher that makes a resounding thwack on the chalk board with every point she is trying to make and makes equally resounding thwacks on your head for getting answers wrong... in other words: Catholic school (This is what I hear from my mom's best friend who has had her share of nuns for teachers, including Sister Cloris, who despite her jolly laugh and friendly demeanor, is a God fearing woman that will do whatever it takes and employ all lengths of measuring sticks to make you fear God as well.)

Can we find a happy medium, please?

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^ Wrong movie, oops :blush: "Lean on Me", how the hell that came out as Deliverance I do not know, but not sure that is one of the titles either...

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