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Daemon
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Oldest Free Public School Opened in the US (1635)

The Boston Latin School in Massachusetts, originally a school for boys that had just a handful of students, is now a coeducational institution serving more than 2,000 youngsters. It has the distinction of being the oldest public school in the US and claims many influential Bostonians as alumni, including four Harvard University presidents, four Massachusetts governors, and five signers of the Declaration of Independence. Who are the school's most famous dropouts? More...
TheParser
Posted: Thursday, April 23, 2015 5:41:36 AM
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It is very sad to see what has happened to the public school system today in the United States:

1. Many schools in our large cities are run by defiant students who harass both teachers and other students. Under new guidelines from the federal government, defiant students may no longer be suspended (sent home).

2. Many parents make a financial sacrifice to send their children to private school, for although those parents pay taxes to maintain public schools, they feel that their local school would be unsafe for their children. Furthermore, the academic levels are very low, for the teachers have to concentrate on trying to maintain order.

3. In order to graduate as many students as possible, graduation requirements are being lowered.

4. In the past, idealistic reformers worked hard so that all children would have an opportunity to get a free elementary and secondary education. Now that it is possible, many students reject that precious opportunity and try to prevent others from getting their education.

5. Many bright college students are no longer going into the teaching profession. Politicians, activists, and the media blame the teachers for all the failures of the American school system, instead of blaming the true culprits -- badly behaved students.
tunaafi
Posted: Thursday, April 23, 2015 9:48:10 AM

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TheParser wrote:
1. Many schools in our large cities are run by defiant students who harass both teachers and other students. Under new guidelines from the federal government, defiant students may no longer be suspended (sent home).

2. ... the academic levels are very low, for the teachers have to concentrate on trying to maintain order.

3. In order to graduate as many students as possible, graduation requirements are being lowered.

4. In the past, idealistic reformers worked hard so that all children would have an opportunity to get a free elementary and secondary education. Now that it is possible, many students reject that precious opportunity and try to prevent others from getting their education.

5. Many bright college students are no longer going into the teaching profession. Politicians, activists, and the media blame the teachers for all the failures of the American school system, instead of blaming the true culprits -- badly behaved students.


An unpleasant situation, if that's really the way things are. What firm evidence do you have for what you said, particularly the parts I have underlined?

striker
Posted: Thursday, April 23, 2015 10:31:01 AM
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still a very fine school
Milica Boghunovich
Posted: Thursday, April 23, 2015 11:01:20 AM
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striker wrote:
still a very fine school


Think ... but still a lot of prejudices, brainwashing, and tolerating the evil intelligence/military bred under its roof!...
johnfl
Posted: Thursday, April 23, 2015 3:28:41 PM

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this school has a long history of prejudices, not real good!!
monamagda
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"Do you remember your first awed glimpse of the auditorium’s frieze, engraved with the names of illustrious BLS alumni - Benjamin Franklin, Samuel Adams, Ralph Waldo Emerson, John Hancock, George Santayana? You felt as though you had wandered straight into history."

Clifton R. Wharton Jr. '43, 1970 Distinguished Graduate, in his keynote remarks during the BLS 375th Anniversary

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