Monday, April 13, 2009
Are they trying to kill us?
What the heck is up, who are "they", and why are they trying to kill us?
I heard the last portion of a scary story on NPR today - caveat: I only listened to the end and can't find the story on npr.org so work with me.
Evidently, there is a new standardized math test in the works, either through the Minnesota or the Federal govt, that would require HS Juniors to pass or they won't graduate. Here's the scary part: a current advanced algebra student from Edina MN High School hadn't passed the preliminary test. For those of you outside Minnesota, Edina HS is one of the top schools in the NATION! Their advanced algebra is most likely college level. If those kids can't pass, what's in store for the rest?
Those of us who used to be the bedrock of the middle class can no longer afford our modest homes. Demand for welfare services are through the roof. Financial aid for college is being squeezed out. Community services like fire and police response are being cut. And now our perfectly FINE kids will be kept from High School diplomas!!!
The rich will always have education, security, jobs, homes, etc. But the rest of us are dependent on a functioning society for these items. If our kids can't even graduate freaking high school what will become of us? I'm just seeing this move toward a supreme uber-rich ruling class lording over peasants, with nothing in between. And it frightens me.
Posted by Mnmom