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Teens defend ‘fail factory’ school in error-filled letters
« on: February 23, 2014, 04:02:43 PM »
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Earlier this month, The Post exposed a scheme at Manhattan’s Murry Bergtraum HS for Business Careers in which failing students could get full credit without attending class, but instead watch video lessons and take tests online. One social-studies teacher had a roster of 475 students in all grades and subjects.

Red-faced administrators encouraged a student letter-writing campaign to attack The Post and defend its “blended learning” program. Eighteen kids e-mailed to argue that their alma mater got a bad rap.

Almost every letter was filled with spelling, grammar and punctuation errors.




http://nypost.com/2014/02/23/students-defend-murry-bergtraum-hs-in-error-filled-letters/
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Re: Teens defend ‘fail factory’ school in error-filled letters
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2014, 08:31:12 PM »
The future of the country indeed.   **nononono*  8888crybaby
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Re: Teens defend ‘fail factory’ school in error-filled letters
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2014, 10:53:12 PM »
The future of the country indeed.   **nononono*  8888crybaby

No, just the future of certain parts of NYC.  NYC, like LA and Chicago, is sui generis.

Viz. the actual subject, if it weren't NYC I would suspect that those emails were planted by opponents of the school to discredit it; as it is NYC, however, I can full well believe that these are real emails from actual "students."

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Re: Teens defend ‘fail factory’ school in error-filled letters
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2014, 08:26:59 AM »
No, just the future of certain parts of NYC.  NYC, like LA and Chicago, is sui generis.

Viz. the actual subject, if it weren't NYC I would suspect that those emails were planted by opponents of the school to discredit it; as it is NYC, however, I can full well believe that these are real emails from actual "students."
In defense of the school, it is a high school and the children who wrote this should have had these basic skills long before they got there.
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Re: Teens defend ‘fail factory’ school in error-filled letters
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2014, 10:59:52 AM »
Not at all surprising when you consider at least half of the high school graduates entering public universities require remedial English courses.
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Re: Teens defend ‘fail factory’ school in error-filled letters
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2014, 11:28:44 AM »
In defense of the school, it is a high school and the children who wrote this should have had these basic skills long before they got there.

true, but the high school hasn't done anything to address those deficiencies, which is indefensible.


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