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How can an 18 year old girl not read and write after going through our public school system?


Rachel Jeantel, a material witness for the prosecution in the George Zimmerman trial, can't read the material that she prepared. She even needed someone to help her write what she prepared. What credibility would she have? How is she ever going to get a job? What the heck did she do while she was in school that she can't read or write?

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dashingscorpio says

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    dashingscorpio 3 years ago

    I agree with you that parents are taking less of an interest in their children's education than in previous generations. Parents, teachers, and school administrators use to be on the same page. Now days schools have to worry about parents suing them.


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    Yoleen Lucas (Say Yes To Life) 3 years ago

    One teacher told me about a student who wasn't doing his work. When he reported it to his mother, she said, "That's your problem, not mine!" Why should a teacher be expected to parent 30 kids? It's not really the school system's fault.


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    H C Palting (Express10) 3 years ago

    I agree and had an idiot ask me to fill out a job application for HIM a few years ago! He had to have been at least 45 years old. That threw me for a loop! Sad and absolutely shocking, but I refused. I was there to BUY something and leave.

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    LandmarkWealth 3 years ago

    My wife is a spanish & special ed teacher. Not all special ed kids have a "disability". Sometimes they are the kids on parole. We just call it that now. Sometimes they are 19 and in HS because they never went to class, instead out screwing arou


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    H C Palting (Express10) 3 years ago

    You would not BELIEVE the number of parents that don't read anything at all. No books, papers, etc. Many parents tend to watch a lot of t.v. and let electronics babysit their kids. Some act like graduating high school is getting a PhD. Sad.

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    Cassie Smith 3 years ago

    Are you saying she was socially promoted because she was black? If that was true, then that's really sad. It doesn't help her at all and now she's stuck.


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