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scot47



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 2:04 am    Post subject: Students with Difficulties ? Reply with quote

Do not fret. It is the same in NYC. I think as teachers in KSA we sometimes have unrealistic expectations !

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/03/07/officials-most-nyc-high-school-grads-need-remedial-help-before-entering-cuny-community-colleges/


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Zara461



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It seems the writer and the editor probably 'graduated' from NYC?

I wonder how do you "un-learn" how to read or do maths?

BTW, scot, have you lost your glasses? Laughing
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veiledsentiments



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Keyboarding is not Scot's strong suit. Laughing

These students skated through the schools without bothering to actually learn anything. That says a great deal about the US school systems, especially in inner city areas.

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johnslat



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's true all over the US.

Almost all community colleges now have a "Developmental Studies section" (or a like program under another name) which is made up of strictly "remedial" courses.

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John
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scot47



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have "unlearned" writingf. Eyesight has detertiorated drastically as a result of diabetic retinopathy.
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