5.25.2007

Absolute Gold


Check out this sign in a protest march against Fort Worth students not being allowed to take part in graduation if they failed the TAKS test. (Source.)

"Let Are Kids Walk"

17 comments:

comment4U said...

Oh, that hurt my head...somebody needs to do some studying...[sigh]

Anonymous said...

The apples don't fall far from the trees. I have been absolutely amazed that anyone thinks they should be able to walk. Oh yeah, we can't do anything to hurt these children's feelings, tell them no or not let them have their way - it's the new American way.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Barry. That's my best laugh of the day.
mary

Anonymous said...

Jeanyes!

Gleemonex said...

Oh my. We do have us a fine edumacational system, don't we? All I know is, Glenda Blagg wouldn't have let us walk out of FIRST GRADE with a sign like that.

Anonymous said...

Are Kids Is Not Ignert!

Anonymous said...

That is classic.
Thanks

Anonymous said...

That is correct grammar in ebonics! If ize be Foat Wurth ISD, ize be lettin are kidz walks! To make an example of this sign is racism!!!

Anonymous said...

Let's not forget that a student with a 4.0 GPA could fail their TAKS test and still not walk across the stage. It doesn't quite seem right. That's just one of the many problems with TAKS.

Greta said...

Not sure how to take you most of the time, Barry Green. You seem to always be against racism...... then you do funny stuff like this as well as having a "overtanned" photo on twitter....... (things that make you go mmmmmmmm.....)

Anonymous said...

Let these kids walk. And raise the minimum wage so they can buy more hippity hop CD's when the can only get a job at Mc'Donald's. Liberals want the minimum wage raised so these stupid heathens will never have to live in poverty. I love the liberal mindset.

Anonymous said...

My thoughts:

I assume everyone has read the sign but for those of you that can't pass the TAKS, it should be:

"let our kids walk"

Race has nothing to do with the photo, these people just happen to be tanned.

These kids were given several chances to pass this test. It wasn't a one shot deal.

If they have a 4.0 and can't pass the test after several times, then we have an even bigger problem.

anonymouse said...

wow, that sign is priceless.
texas public education never ceases to amaze me.

Anonymous said...

I know several students who are excellent students, but are poor test takers. Adding all the pressures of passing the TAKS to their stress can make anyone freeze up and fail. As far as having more than one shot at passing, this is true. However, the test changes from year to year and it's more interested in confusing the students than testing their knowledge. Students as early as 3rd grade are so stressed by the TAKS tests that they are literally sick on test days. I don't know what the answer is, but something needs to change.

Anonymous said...

These tests are not all that difficult if the student actually learned anything in school. In addition, they need to be able to reason and figure out things they have not specifically memorized. I cannot understand how any student who actually earned a 3.0+ GPA could not just breeze thru this test. Let's not just blame the test, let's demand that the schools teach and the students learn.

wordkyle said...

Anon 10:19: I agree with you completely. One minor correction, SCHOOLS don't teach, TEACHERS do.

If the kids can't pass TAKS, what kind of job are the teachers doing?

Shane Rollins said...

Kyle, you can have great teachers, but if the CHILD DOESN'T PUT IN THE EFFORT then why blame that teacher? I knew plenty of kids in high school who were in the same classes as I was, with great teachers, but they didn't do nearly as well. Why, cause they didn't give a damn...usually because their parents didn't give a damn. I've seen questions on these test, and if the kid can't answer these SIMPLE questions, they need to be taken out back and put out of their misery. I don't care what race, what sex, or any other factor. When you can't tell me which word is the correct form of Their House, it isn't the teacher's fault.

BTW-Bloody priceless, I'm still laughing.