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  •  I wonder what would happen if these (3+ / 0-)

    texts are actually taught and suddenly fewer students pass AP exams and maybe colleges aren't so eager to accept TX credits because the curriculum is so bad.

    I think appealing to the practical degradation of their children's education might appeal to parents. Since a lot of people regard college as just advanced vocational training, the thought that their precious child might not get into a good college because of the crappy education they got in TX might really bother them.

    I always distrust people who know so much about what God wants them to do to their fellows. --Susan B. Anthony

    by ohiolibrarian on Sun Apr 04, 2010 at 09:28:23 PM PDT

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    •  I've been wondering about this too. (1+ / 0-)
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      Especially since I have kids in high school here in Texas.  I'm making an assumption that the AP classes will not use a "Texas" textbook, since the curriculum has to be pretty much a national standard; otherwise the kids wouldn't pass the test.  (You'd think I'd know this, since my oldest kid is taking four AP classes this year.)

      You would also think that business leaders would discourage this kind of crap from the SBOE.  Surely it is not to their advantage to have an ignorant employee pool.  And like you, I've been wondering if colleges outside of Texas would start refusing to admit Texas students, citing insufficient rigor of education.

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