....comes, inadvertently, from President Obama, who apparently is advocating that students stay in school until they graduate. Now, the reality that not all children have what it takes to get that diploma (even in today's government schools) isn't actually the major issue here. Rather, the big issue is that the last thing our public schools need is more students who really, really, really don't want to be there.
Public school graduates know that well, having seen and experienced the antics of the burnouts--the ones that turn "least common denominator" in the government schools into "nature, red in tooth and claw" with a side dish of "literacy will be a great achievement in a class with this many bums warming desks." It's hard to believe, but apparently some of the greatest schools in this country can't figure out that putting rear ends in desks is not equivalent to imparting learning at the other end of their torsos.
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