Originally Posted by smyles
Is it THAT bad? Just curious.
I guess it depends, but the system is broke as fuck. Also the kids are broke as fuck because the parents overtly don't give a shit. They have a high attrition rate (near half) and something like <10% will have a bachelor's by 25 and <40% of those who attend college after graduation will earn their degree within six years even though the national average is like 60-70%.
So yeah even if they give in to the teachers' demands, the riff raff contingent in the system is really freaking high. We can give the teachers everything they ask for, but until the urban subculture around here starts convincing parents to be parents, the system won't be fixed. And good luck ever getting that to happen.