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Glad I'm from California...

by DKV
posted 12-11-2012 06:52 PM


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dakremer

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#1 posted 12-11-2012 07:08 PM

i find it hard to believe Iowa is D and Cali is A….

Its like 21 Jumpstreet all over again…

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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DrDirt

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#2 posted 12-11-2012 07:11 PM

THink it may be bunk…. trying to imaging that the Washington DC public schools are really tops in the nation (only other grade of A along with Calif.) on science… or education at all is hard to believe. THat and Oregon being in solid F territory while “Retro 1950’s era” teaching intelligent design Kansas, is a B. ALong with historically underperforming Louisiana and Arkansas

There is some weird standard being applied to get this map.

-- "If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astonish ourselves." Edison

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DKV

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#3 posted 12-11-2012 07:15 PM

Guys, it’s a chart with numbers. Anytime you have a chart with numbers it is correct. Someone took the time to dredge up the data and then draw the picture and then place the numbers. Who would take the time to do that unless they were correct and solid and right?

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darinS

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#4 posted 12-11-2012 07:26 PM

I agree with DrDirt.

Check out the link for why: http://www.livescience.com/14950-state-science-education-ranks-announced.html

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madts

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#5 posted 12-11-2012 07:33 PM

Texas has made huge cuts in education. Governater Hair has thought that this is the best way to solve the budget crisis. Could be one of the reasons that TX. got a C

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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dakremer

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#6 posted 12-11-2012 07:51 PM

I agree with DKV – it has to be right

All that being said…it looks like if you inverted the colors, it’d be right….

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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DKV

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#7 posted 12-11-2012 08:07 PM

Thanks dak, I always go with the first one I find and then swear by it. Kind of like the way we are raised as kids. Whatever we are first told must be right. Besides, how could our parents be wrong?

-- Have fun and laugh alot. Life can end at any moment. You old guys out there know what I mean...

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Jeff in Huntersville

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#8 posted 12-11-2012 08:18 PM

This is actually a study of the programs that are being taught, not how well the students do in those programs.

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DKV

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#9 posted 12-11-2012 08:24 PM

Jeff, now it makes TOTAL sense. I always knew California kids were lazy and deep south kids were beat to get good grades. Makes total, total sense. Wow, I’m starting to understand stats and how they apply to different parts of the US and how child rearing in different parts of the US differ.

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Craftsman on the lake

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#10 posted 12-11-2012 08:31 PM

Every state has to give a test but they get to make up their own. Maine has such a tough one that they’ve had to modify it three times just to make it fair enough so they can get an accurate reading. I was a science teacher. I happen to know that the one from SC is so poorly done it was posted in our teacher’s room as a joke. Some of the questions were so incorrectly asked they were funny. Some had multiple possible answers. Maine also tests all students. Many states eliminate those with learning disabilities. Some states also have a fill in the dots test. Other states, at great correcting expense, have some essay questions. Fill in the dot tests eliminate those students who can’t write well. I will tell you that if you ask any teacher, nobody is getting it right with these tests. It’s just stuff left from NCLB (no child left behind).

We do know that some states give easier tests so the governors can boast good test scores. What should be paid attention to is the year over year improvement.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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dakremer

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#11 posted 12-11-2012 08:31 PM

Dak is actually a derogatory term for Dakremer. Please use Dakre or the full Dakremer please

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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Craftsman on the lake

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#12 posted 12-11-2012 08:33 PM

Hmmm. what would be interesting is to overlay a blue/red state map over it….

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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DKV

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#13 posted 12-11-2012 08:36 PM

Dakremer, how derogatory was I? Explain so I know the level of flagellation and chastisement I should inflict upon myself.

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DKV

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#14 posted 12-11-2012 08:36 PM

Now, now Craftsman, no politics please…

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Craftsman on the lake

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#15 posted 12-11-2012 08:42 PM

Ha, If I wanted to be political I would have included a blue/red political map. You think anyone remembers what they were from the election? I think most of the red ones were confederate.

(I did it again didn’t I?)

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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Bill White

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#16 posted 12-11-2012 08:50 PM

Oh well…..
How many kids can read a ruler? That seem to be a relevent question here. This is a WWing forum.
I work with a group of Latinos who really do quality WWing. Can’t find an Anglo workforce who can even find their way to the shop. They (the Anglos) have their face in the IPhone while they wanna convince me that they are qualified to work for me.
Don’t try to tell me that this is just a Mississippi issue.
Now I feel better…....
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us

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dakremer

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#17 posted 12-11-2012 08:57 PM

10 lashes ought about do it…

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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DKV

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#18 posted 12-11-2012 08:58 PM

Geez Louise guys, politics and education. Joe and Mike are about to invade and tell us what’s right and wrong with our thinking. I know there’s not a thing wrong with mine. I also think that everyone that has posted so far is also correct in their thinking. I guess we don’t need any other help. Sorry Joe, sorry Mike.

-- Have fun and laugh alot. Life can end at any moment. You old guys out there know what I mean...

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Craftsman on the lake

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#19 posted 12-11-2012 08:58 PM

I hear you Bill but to look at it another way. Besides a few companies, who needs them? Just like textiles. Find a store with furniture made in the US. Sure there are some but the vast majority are overseas for very low wages. And just like there are still people using textiles to sew as a hobby, most woodworking in the US is delegated to hobby status. If they learn the craft, there’s little hope of making a living doing it. Or at least a quality living. I’ll bet the latinos have the skill, but do they also accept low wages?

I can’t tell you if it’s just a Mississippi issue as I wouldn’t know where to go around here to see a business made in woodworking with employees.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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ChuckV

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#20 posted 12-11-2012 09:01 PM

Back to woodworking, suppose that you want to make a map of the 48 contiguous US states with each state made from a separate piece of wood. How many species of wood would you need to be sure that no two contiguous states are the same species?

The answer is here, along with an example.

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dakremer

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#21 posted 12-11-2012 09:03 PM

48

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DKV

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#22 posted 12-11-2012 09:20 PM

Dakremer, which one of these lines did I cross?

http://m.urbandictionary.com/#define?term=dak

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#23 posted 12-11-2012 09:48 PM

And all this time I thought you were from Bethlehem…

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vipond33

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#24 posted 12-12-2012 12:55 AM

Wow, you’re 33 and have grandkids? Forget the State Science Standards, how about the state married before you’re old enough to drive a camel standards. Bet you forgot to signal a left turn on your road test. And the right one too.

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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dakremer

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#25 posted 12-12-2012 02:47 AM

You notice there’s 10 things listed there…hince the 10 lashes I previously suggested…..

I’m offended by all of them…you’ve managed to cross every single line…

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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Jimbo4

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#26 posted 12-12-2012 03:29 AM

Where I live, New Mexico, the chart is incorrect. It should be a listed as D!

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DrDirt

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#27 posted 12-14-2012 05:51 PM

DKV – - when you said if it is a chart with numbers it has to be right…. is that like the Allstate Commercial??... where the blonde says “they can’t put anything on the internet that isnt true” here comes my date, he’s a french model…..Bonjour!

-- "If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astonish ourselves." Edison

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Cosmicsniper

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#28 posted 12-14-2012 05:56 PM

Don’t get me started.

-- jay, www.allaboutastro.com

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DKV

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#29 posted 12-14-2012 06:01 PM

DrDirt, if it’s in a chart it’s true. If it’s in a chart on the internet it’s doubly true. If it’s in a chart and in Wikipedia on the internet it doesn’t get any truer. The internet and charts and Wiki are the sources of truth. When will you guys start to wake up and get it? I have seen the light and am now trying to spread the light. It’s beyond me how anyone can be a nonbeliever with all the data I have given you. Wake up people!

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#30 posted 12-15-2012 03:16 PM

DC got an “A”????
LOLLOLLOLLOLLOL….........

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Gene Howe

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#31 posted 12-15-2012 03:47 PM

DKV,
I own a dictionary and a set of Brittanica Encyclopedias. They haven’t been opened since I discovered the internet.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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DKV

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#32 posted 12-15-2012 06:09 PM

Amen, Gene, amen…and Someone once said…let there be information and the internet was created and spread across the earth.

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John Lowell

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#33 posted 01-03-2013 02:16 AM

Frindle – reality is what we make it (my 9 yr old).

-- Trying, but lots to learn.....

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