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    Quote Originally Posted by WithVigor View Post
    You see, y'all failed me.
    Rest assured, your inability to spell is nowhere near as problematic your inability to make a cogent argument about anything that doesn't immediately descend into vapid platitudes and general fist-shaking.

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    Your disco music sucks.

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    Do you know what pseudo-intellectuals do, Vigo? They name drop intellectual sign posts anywhere and everywhere they can in a desperate bid to reveal themselves as cultural and informed and deep. Usually, they do this in instances when it makes no fucking sense to randomly refer to Wittgenstein, and furthermore, refuse to ever elaborate upon the relevance of whatever writer they're quoting or parroting. Remind me again which of us does that on this board? How's your shoe business going, by the way? Has your refusal/inability to jump for chicken feed panned out for you in the real world?

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    Good, everything is going good. Thanks for asking.

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    My experience in school was that most of the teachers sucked. I had a few really good ones but most of them sucked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WithVigor View Post
    My experience in school was that most of the teachers sucked. I had a few really good ones but most of them sucked.
    A truly thoughtful, useful contribution to the discussion of the complex issue of no-zero policies.

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    Oh ho ho ho, very very complex indeed. How shall we overcome this quandary.

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    Perhaps you should chair a colloquium on the matter. you and Jackstraw can work together on a slideshow for us.

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    Can I borrow your collection of leather bound books to stage behind me for the streamed video presentation of my lecture on the topic? I want to make sure people think I'm learned.

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    Nope, I stripped the leather off for use in my upcoming footwear collection.

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    The system is not designed with the well being of any individual student in mind, never has been. It's designed to maintain the system.

    Of course it's ridiculous to pass a kid along if they clearly have no grasp of the subject - whether you call that a D or F or zero or whatever. But if you think any systemic/institutional time or thought or attention is going to be given at that moment as to why said student is failing, and genuine, thoughtful remedies applied that may help mitigate or reverse that particular student's failings, think again. There's no mechanism in place for that. It's a scary thing to send your children off to school, and as a parent you need to be very very aware of what's going on. The onus is on the parent. Don't expect the school to help, and if you need it, be prepared to fight for it.

    As for standardized testing, we all know it's ridiculous. The schools my daughters attended were high performing, so not only were the students given regular standardized tests, they were given other tests to test(!!!) to see if the state should switch tests. This happened on multiple occasions. One year I think they did this four times. And the parents weren't allowed to opt out. Steam comes out of my ears just thinking about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HowToDisappear View Post
    As for standardized testing, we all know it's ridiculous. The schools my daughters attended were high performing, so not only were the students given regular standardized tests, they were given other tests to test(!!!) to see if the state should switch tests. This happened on multiple occasions. One year I think they did this four times. And the parents weren't allowed to opt out. Steam comes out of my ears just thinking about it.
    Holy shit, I can't imagine. I went to a private highschool and didn't have to deal with any of that. My brother was at a public school and purposefully just made designs on his standardized testing, which caused one teacher to cry and plead with him to please, please do the test dutifully because her position/school funding was dependent on it.

    I don't see the benefit of kids barely passing through with C-'s if they legitimately do not understand the material. There's a big difference between the types of students who rebelliously refuse to jump through the hoops of Big Ed because they aren't mentally stimulated and students who sincerely struggle with learning. The former won't struggle when going to highschool if they want to apply themselves, the latter will, will drop even further behind and will suffer for it.

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    I was in a public high school, but Burbank is a small (100,000 people) L.A. County city that is mostly upper middle class with its own school district. The students were either drugged out dipshits or extremely competitive about grades and scores. I don't think I fully understood what standardized testing really was at the time, as such a big deal was made about our individual scores on everything so that we all wanted to make sure we were doing better than every other student.
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    If you have green eyes and are left handed, how unique are you?

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    Somebody has been able to access enough of my husband's information to attempt to make inquiries on opening credit cards. Luckily, as a result of my wallet being stolen a few months ago I opted to invest in Identity Theft protection, so we've been able to hinder the process. But (despite plenty of intervention on our part over the past few days with our bank), they have been able to open one account that has not been used as of yet, and just today a "pay-by-phone" check was cleared through my bank account on our Best Buy card. They paid off our washing machine. But, obviously they now have my bank account information, right? I've put freezes on all our accounts and with all of our credit bureaus, and we'll go to the bank to close our accounts and open new ones.

    But... Help me understand? How the hell does this shit happen? It seems to stem from the Best Buy account. Did some kid just start fucking around? Did the asshole that stole my wallet and my husband's bike almost 6 months ago start fishing around? I did all the freezes and stopping of cards back then.

    I'm so fucking angry and scared.
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    Who is the performer that does all the music with his mouth and then loops it?

    I know there are many now, but he was at Coachella.

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    Beardyman?

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    Jonathan Davis?

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    kid beyond. i was at his set and it was awesome.

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    Jackstraw

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    James Blake

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    Beardyman?
    my first thought. He was on the outdoor in 2013 I think it was?
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    ....how Haim is billed above David Fucking Byrne.
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    And Tyler, the Creator too? What world are we in?

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    Second and third acts on all three days are over billed.
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    It's hard to argue with that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by santasutt View Post
    ....how Haim is billed above David Fucking Byrne.
    An absolute travesty.

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    Milliennials... how do they work???

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    If Coachella existed in the late 1970's who would the headliners be?
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    Lol, didn't want to tempt myself to drive over there right now and didnt even look at the damn donut

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    David Bowie
    Pink Floyd
    Stevie Wonder
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