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Dory Berkowitz-Bukowski

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Even the ones that get skipped ahead grades and lose the year that way aren't well off later.
Welp, @fly says I haven't a clue what I'm talking about so nevermind me. Just used to help run a school for kids who missed to much school. I guess all these kids aren't missing school afterall, they're definitely attentive and on track with their virtual lessons. That's what all the parents I know are reporting.

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Jehannum

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Welp, @fly says I haven't a clue what I'm talking about so nevermind me. Just used to help run a school for kids who missed to much school. I guess all these kids aren't missing school afterall, they're definitely attentive and on track with their virtual lessons. That's what all the parents I know are reporting.

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I can only speak for my kids, who, both being made half of my genetics, are already at a disadvantage.
 

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I can only speak for my kids, who, both being made half of my genetics, are already at a disadvantage.
Yeah but not all of your half are actually the ones that make you what you are. They have well over a 50 percent chance of having a useable brain. Always look on the bright side of life.
 

wetwillie

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Humans are fucking resilient. The children will be fine missing a single year of in person learning. This will not matter in ten years.
It's not the learning I'm worried about as much as the other habits and time fillers they are finding. I agree with the number Jeh plucked from air - 5-8% additional will fall into extended fucktardedness from this event. Many parents can't handle this shit, some need to work, some are shipping the kids to ancient grandparents who can't handle more than an occasional 1-2 days. And even some stay at home parents feel like "wow, now I have to be strapped to the computer, with the kid? WHy can't the school handle little Zach remotely." A: he only works from the Nesttm.
 

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Welp, @fly says I haven't a clue what I'm talking about so nevermind me. Just used to help run a school for kids who missed to much school. I guess all these kids aren't missing school afterall, they're definitely attentive and on track with their virtual lessons. That's what all the parents I know are reporting.

sorry nevermind GIF by Becky G
My suggestion was that you were attempting to compare apples and oranges. Dropping out of school and doing tele-school (with varying degrees of effectiveness) are totally different.

@Percy Thrillington probably said it more succinctly than I did. Smart kids will be fine, but @Jehannum's kids were doomed from the start.
 
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It's not the learning I'm worried about as much as the other habits and time fillers they are finding. I agree with the number Jeh plucked from air - 5-8% additional will fall into extended fucktardedness from this event. Many parents can't handle this shit, some need to work, some are shipping the kids to ancient grandparents who can't handle more than an occasional 1-2 days. And even some stay at home parents feel like "wow, now I have to be strapped to the computer, with the kid? WHy can't the school handle little Zach remotely." A: he only works from the Nesttm.
Will that happen? Sure.

But if we could do an actual, accurate simulation with kids today in timeline A with a pandemic and timeline B without one - its my suggestion that overall there would be very little difference. But we can't. So we all just have our opinions.
 

wetwillie

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My suggestion was that you were attempting to compare apples and oranges. Dropping out of school and doing tele-school (with varying degrees of effectiveness) are totally different.

@Percy Thrillington probably said it more succinctly than I did. Smart kids will be fine, but @Jehannum's kids were doomed from the start.
Even smart kids can go astray. Jails are FULL of high IQ people. Crime seems more doable when you have more brain power but poor brakes - speaking from personal experience. Education is preventative maintenance for the growing mind.
 

wetwillie

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Will that happen? Sure.

But if we could do an actual, accurate simulation with kids today in timeline A with a pandemic and timeline B without one - its my suggestion that overall there would be very little difference. But we can't. So we all just have our opinions.
I agree - we'll have different opinions. Note - what I originally propositioned was that in X number of years people will study them and will try to see if there were any dips. Maybe there will be some pluses. imo it's doubtful.
 

Mud

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Nature, nurture.
I for one, could've used a few less drugs in the 80s.
 
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The college kids have it real bad. Paying full costs and not one that I've talked to has said anything other than "I'm not learning anything."
 
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Even the ones that get skipped ahead grades and lose the year that way aren't well off later.
Lol my sister did that, two years of HS in one year, and she's alright. Except they only counted the quality points for half the classes so she ended up being like 110/150 instead of valedictorian. Something like: "It would be unfair to the other students to count all of your classes when you took twice as many classes as the other students.
 

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looking at other people's code from the middle 1990s today...

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Hey, it was all we had!!! :mad: The smallest things were a great joy. Old shit was grueling and buggy - and little to no tools to help you find your fuckups.
I did some web work at end of summer for an ancient dude who does nothing but convert old FoxPro(mid 90s) databases to .net for businesses, when .net is getting phased out itself. :lol: I'm sure his code is as ancient as the databases. But it "does run". :)
 
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wetwillie

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Lol my sister did that, two years of HS in one year, and she's alright. Except they only counted the quality points for half the classes so she ended up being like 110/150 instead of valedictorian. Something like: "It would be unfair to the other students to count all of your classes when you took twice as many classes as the other students.
idk, Jeh may have been referencing pre-HS, where they literally can say "hey, you're jumping from 6th to 8th." If you mean she took a bunch of extra credit classes before or after school achieving 2 years of class credits in 1 year, I can see them saying "sorry, no cherry picking your best grade classes." Part of the game of achieving a good GPA, for those who want Val., is picking shit that you have better chance of succeeding at. That's part of the test too:oops:

Add: my one sister did that, had a GPA of like 4.1 due to extra credit. Some guy had a 4.2. Salutorian, the SHAME!! She stayed in her room and cried for days. I think she's still pissed about that but has compensated by making big bucks.
 
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Domon

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Lol my sister did that, two years of HS in one year, and she's alright. Except they only counted the quality points for half the classes so she ended up being like 110/150 instead of valedictorian. Something like: "It would be unfair to the other students to count all of your classes when you took twice as many classes as the other students.
thats some uber bullshit eh.

Preparing her for the real world early
 
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Ðogesayer

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thats some uber bullshit eh.

Preparing her for the real world early
Shithole little town run by some good ol' boys. Presumably if she had had one of the "right names" it would have been worked out.

This was after 2-3 years of everyone outside of the administration (teachers and regional/state people) saying she needed to move up.
 

Domon

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I was co-valedictorian of my class cause the kid with Down's Syndrome got all A's. Good kid, liked him, didnt mind him being honored it obviously meant the world to him. And making it "co" didnt detract from anyone else
 

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I was co-valedictorian of my class cause the kid with Down's Syndrome got all A's. Good kid, liked him, didnt mind him being honored it obviously meant the world to him. And making it "co" didnt detract from anyone else
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