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If These Students Are The Future Of America, We’re All Screwed

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The problem of education in America doesn’t have one solution because it has many layers of problems, but it’s hard to think it’s not in need of some serious reform when you see these fruits of the system.

From the NY Post:

These kids should learn write from wrong.

Earlier this month, The Post exposed a scheme at Manhattan’s Murry Bergtraum HS for Business Careers in which failing students could get full credit without attending class, but instead watch video lessons and take tests online. One social-studies teacher had a roster of 475 students in all grades and subjects.

Red-faced administrators encouraged a student letter-writing campaign to attack The Post and defend its “blended learning” program. Eighteen kids e-mailed to argue that their alma mater got a bad rap.

Almost every letter was filled with spelling, grammar and punctuation errors.

Here’s the graphic they put together of some of the letters:

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That is frightening. The Post goes on to say that while school officials make the excuse that they don’t have enough money for teachers, they do have enough money to have a public relations person – the very one who encouraged these students to write about why the “Blended Learning” should be kept. Couldn’t we at least afford a PR hack bright enough to write the letters themselves?!

Yeah, we’re screwed.

h/t Weasel Zippers

 If Ever There Was A Doubt, Here Are Before And After Photos