Monday, January 02, 2012

School Board Member Flunks HS Comprehensives

Interesting story.

A member of a Floriduh school board voluntarily took a 10th-grade "high-stakes" test.

He flunked the math, and scored a "D" on reading.

He notes that he has "three degrees"--2 MA's and a BA, and has some credits toward a Ph.D.

So how could this happen?

Easy.  All his degrees are........


Wait for it........


In "Education."

The "educator" commences to diss the tests, and attempts to make the case that basic algebra (and, evidently, reading comprehension) are not "necessary" for him, and by implication, for the kiddies, either.

Uh-huh.

HT: POWIP

9 comments:

Deekaman said...

I missed 3, but one I read wrong (angle ACB, not ABC), one has insufficient information (trees) and one is just flat wrong (harmonics).

Billiam said...

7/7 on reading and 6/7 on math. The math I had to think on as I'm a bit rusty.

Deekaman said...

Which did you miss and how did you get the ones I didn't?

Billiam said...

I read well. ;-) I missed the 3rd or 4th math question. As to the trees, I'm pretty good at picturing that type of question in my head, since each triangle represented 4 trees, and there were 10, I just had to picture the squares in that drawing. The harmonics was simply adding, what was it, 440? to each step.

Billiam said...

It was the angle one, that you read wrong! I just thought of it now! I muffed it.

Deekaman said...

I added 440 to the pattern and it said I was wrong.. Oh, well.

The trees...if you have to "picture it", it's not a math question.

Well done, regardless.

Billiam said...

Should have added 880. It went from 3 to 5. a double. The reading part got you.

Billiam said...

Deek, it is math. You picture the pattern, and how many squares will fit in it. Then, multiply that by the number of trees in the one, and presto! I can't remember the equation you'd use to do that, so I made the picture in my mind. Ask dad, I am a bit "out there". ;-))

Deekaman said...

I'm an engineer. I work on measurements and data. Give me the measurements on that shape and I'llcome back with an exact number, otherwise, it's"new math".