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FRONT PAGE  |  12/16/2017
WEDNESDAY, DEC 6, 2017  |  10 comments
Lawyers sue California because too many children can't read

A group of prominent lawyers representing teachers and students from poor performing schools sued California on Tuesday, arguing that the state has done nothing about a high number of schoolchildren who do not know how to read.

The advocacy law firm, Public Counsel, filed the lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court to demand the California Department of Education address its "literacy crisis." The state has not followed suggestions from its own report on the problem five years ago, the lawsuit said.

"When it comes to literacy and the delivery of basic education, California is dragging down the nation," said Public Counsel lawyer Mark Rosenbaum, who sued along with the law firm Morrison & Foerster. ...


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Dr. Tim | Southern U.S.  Find all comments by Dr. Tim
Mr. Brown, you make an excellent case, but in my opinion the most ridiculous thing about this article is the headline. Lawyers don't sue because students can't read. Lawyers sue because lawyers get rich suing.
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News Item12/6/17 2:54 PM
Mr. Brown | Nebraska  Find all comments by Mr. Brown
The most absurd part of this is that any teacher would sue the state for bad education. It is their job to teach. They are responsible for a students poor ability or inability to read. If the parents are so upset they should be teaching their own kids to read, not suing the government for doing something poorly that the government should never have been doing. I'm glad I'm not in California but because the entire country is almost entirely dependent on government schools the country as whole is going down hill and unless parents start taking their child's education into their own hands nothing will change. Ultimately it is the responsibility of the parents to ensure their kids are educated. Homeschooling would be the most ideal but public schools could work if parents could fire teachers. If a parent could actually hold the principal or teacher liable and parents actually had school choice most problems could be solved.
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News Item12/6/17 2:35 PM
Mr. Brown | Nebraska  Find all comments by Mr. Brown
I was educated in California. I went to public schools kindergarten through college. There are many problems and they are not hard to identify. All public school teachers are part of a union. It is extremely powerful and they really make a lot of decisions on behalf of everyone. Also, because all teachers are in a union, they are almost impossible to fire. I had such horrendous teachers who cared so little. I had a teacher in my first period my freshman year of high school who was late more often than not. I had several teachers who never actually graded any homework. They had students grade for them. As long as you turned in something with your name on it you got full credit. It was extremely discouraging. I could go on all day about it but the problems are numerous and easily identifiable. Home schooling or private school is the only way in California to ensure your child receives a real education. The same is probably true every where though. Government cannot be trusted to educate, only indoctrinate. There are teachers who try. Not every teacher I had was completely inept but they were the exception, not the rule and even then many of those who are actually capable care more about making sure you believe evolution and liberal ideology than critical thinking or reading. I infu
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News Item12/6/17 12:36 PM
John UK | Wales  Find all comments by John UK
John Yurich USA wrote:
I never heard of a windup cassette player before.
Yes John, you might remember windup gramophones. Well it is just the same only it plays cassettes. No power required, no batteries, which means across Africa the "talking gospel" can be taken to any tribe or people. It's a great way to spread the good news of Jesus Christ and the love of God.
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News Item12/6/17 12:06 PM
John Yurich USA | USA  Find all comments by John Yurich USA
John UK wrote:
Can't read? I hope someone in California is producing audible tracts. In some places in Africa, windup cassette players are still in use to get the gospel to people.
I never heard of a windup cassette player before.
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News Item12/6/17 9:44 AM
Adriel  Find all comments by Adriel
California is the most Liberalist state in America according to google search.

Say no more!!!

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News Item12/6/17 8:58 AM
Dr. Tim | Southern U.S.  Find all comments by Dr. Tim
Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him. (Proverbs 22:15). Instead of applying the rod of correction, public schools--and particularly those in liberal states such as Hellifornia--are doing all in their power to ensure that students become more and more foolish. It is this very agenda of turning from God to every form of wickedness that has put the "duh" in the dumbing down of America.
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News Item12/6/17 7:18 AM
Jim Lincoln | Nebraska  Find all comments by Jim Lincoln
California is having its problems it's really hard put their finger on why that is
John Fensterwald wrote:
Statewide student results on the standardized tests measuring knowledge of the Common Core standards were essentially flat in 2016-17, after a year of strong gains....

California State Universities and many community colleges use the results on the 11th grade tests to gauge students’ readiness for college-level work. In 2017, 28 percent of juniors were considered ready and 32 percent were considered conditionally ready with reading, writing and research skills; 13 percent were considered ready and 19 percent conditionally ready in math.

--http://tinyurl.com/yc9e7zud (Average scores flat in 3rd year of California's Common Core-aligned tests)

Perhaps Texas doesn't do as good as testing as California?

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News Item12/6/17 5:26 AM
Ignominious Emirakan | Deluded precluded  Find all comments by Ignominious Emirakan
One chief project of that old deluder, Satan,’ is
to “keep men from the knowledge of the Scriptures.”
The law that was foundational to U.S. Schools
( tho it was overthrown in 1960's by prohibition of teaching Scripture and prayer)required every town with more than 50 families to set up a reading school, known as dame schools. Towns with more than 100 families had to run a grammar school in addition to a reading school.

Puritans' identity was, in part, their deep belief in literacy. To Puritans, it was very important that people knew how to read the Bible and the laws of the land. Being able to read and understand these things meant that they would be good people, the Puritans believed.

https://study.com/academy/lesson/the-law-of-1642-the-old-deluder-satan-act-us-public-education.html

Massachusetts passed the Law of 1647, commonly called the Deluder Satan Act, which required that towns of a certain size hire a schoolmaster to teach local children. In this way, the burden of education was shifted from the parents to the local community.
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important to teach children to read and write ?
Mainly because of the Bible
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http://www.newenglandhistoricalsociety.com/old-deluder-satan-act-made-sure-puritan-children-got-educated/

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News Item12/6/17 4:26 AM
John UK | Wales  Find all comments by John UK
Can't read? I hope someone in California is producing audible tracts. In some places in Africa, windup cassette players are still in use to get the gospel to people.
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