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yeesh.that article is supremely harsh.thanks for the post and for tempering it with a little bit of humor!
Yes, it's definitely harsh. Like the author, I've seen plenty of bright, game-playing, TV-watching 20-somethings come into our company with serious brains and skills. And, even though I'm a card-carrying member of the TV addict society, I don't think I'm too terribly damaged. But, with teachers in my family, I did find the cries of despair a bit familiar. Literacy and critical thinking skills really are plummeting. I think posts like this really help spotlight the problems - especially with this insane testing obsession. It definitely seems like that needs to change drastically before the system will get any better. But, that aside - I just really, really love that headline.
They expect me to read all those fancy words? Is there a podcast version?
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