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Caughtthat4ironflush
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Texarkana, Texas
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The South's big opportunity..
is likely to be realized. Now, note that I said opportunity because it's left up to us as states to grab the golden ring and run with it.

This opportunity of which I speak is to open the public schools from K-12 as soon as possible, while the rest of the nation hides behind closed and locked doors while pretending to 'home school' their children. As far as test scores go the South has consistently finished behind our neighbors to the North and West. By opening public schools in the South we cannot only close the gap between our children's test scores but may actually be able to surpass our Yankee neighbors who will likely choose to close down for another semester, maybe another year.

So here's the chance to prove our children cannot only kick their behinds in football and basketball but also outperform them in the classroom. This opportunity may never come again and this poster feels it's well worth the risk to give future generations of Southern children an advantage they have been denied for too long.


Strannix
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re: The South's big opportunity..
Damn I thought it was CSA round two


clhawkins19
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re: The South's big opportunity..
As someone who grew up in a northern state, graduated from a northern high school, ill say this. The gap isn’t what people think it is. It’s a lot more of misreporting.


GeorgeWest
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re: The South's big opportunity..
St Tammany Parish has already delayed their schools start and is implementing a new system where many kids will not be at school for about half the time. Look for other Southern school systems to do similar things.

Regular school with all the kids in the classrooms with in person instruction is not likely in any big city or suburb whether Southern or not Southern. That's not likely for Catholic schools either.


auggie
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re: The South's big opportunity..
The schools anymore, just seem to make kids more stupid.


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back9Tiger
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Member since Nov 2005
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re: The South's big opportunity..
They delayed it one week. My kid starts on the 14th, first full day on the 17th. What are you talking about. Just got the voice mail from the school board today.


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Goforit
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re: The South's big opportunity..
I was about to get my guns and ammo ready and head for Fort Sumter.


Wolfmanjack
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re: The South's big opportunity..
Do the demographics of the south have anything to do with the “test” scores perhaps?


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Jack Daniel
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re: The South's big opportunity..
You realize it will be the same teachers and kids in the class that are ranked so low?


Steadmans Cheddar
Member since Dec 2019
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re: The South's big opportunity..
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This opportunity may never come again


So, let me get this straight: you’re essentially saying the only way that Southern states could ever compete academically is we are given a distinct advantage, and without such advantage, we have no chance at competing?

Have some self pride. That’s a defeatist attitude


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gthog61
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re: The South's big opportunity..
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You realize it will be the same teachers and kids in the class that are ranked so low?



Well hopefully they can compete favorably against the null set.


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SippyCup
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re: The South's big opportunity..
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St Tammany Parish has already delayed their schools start and is implementing a new system where many kids will not be at school for about half the time.


They are delaying by a few days to get the kids familiar with the new safety protocols. After week 1 the plan is to have everyone there full time. I don’t even have kids there and I know that.

Now how long before and to what extent they freak out because one kid tests positive Is the real question.

The real opportunity is for teachers to start their own private schools of 10 or less students. I know plenty of parents who’s kids currently are enrolled in private schools who, due to the uncertainty, would pull their kids out right now for this option.
This post was edited on 7/13 at 9:04 pm


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Dawgwithnoname
Louisiana Tech Fan
NE Louisiana
Member since Dec 2019
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re: The South's big opportunity..
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By opening public schools in the South we cannot only close the gap between our children's test scores but may actually be able to surpass our Yankee neighbors who will likely choose to close down for another semester, maybe another year.


How? Are we going to eliminate certain economic demographics?


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Mrtommorrow1987
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re: The South's big opportunity..
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Damn I thought it was CSA round two


We ready baw


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cave canem
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re: The South's big opportunity..
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As someone who grew up in a northern state, graduated from a northern high school, ill say this. The gap isn’t what people think it is. It’s a lot more of misreporting.



Its very regional within the states as well, there are parts of each that compare very favorably with the nations best, then there are areas that are indisputably the nations worst.

MS has done a much better job lately but for some reason both AL and LA are falling further behind.


clhawkins19
South Carolina Fan
Spartanburg, SC
Member since Jan 2020
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re: The South's big opportunity..
I’m from New Jersey, live in South Carolina now. New Jersey tends to have a high education ranking, South Carolina has one of the lowest. But really there isn’t much of a difference. Kids here tend to struggle with language and writing and grammar, but excel in the stem groups. It’s the opposite mostly in New Jersey and New York.


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BZ504
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Texas
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re: The South's big opportunity..
JBE will never take advantage of any opportunity that comes his way unless it helps his trial lawyer buddies.


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fr33manator
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re: The South's big opportunity..
It isn’t the lack of schooling keeping the overall scores of the south behind


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teke184
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re: The South's big opportunity..
The test scores in the schools of LA, MS, AR, and most other Gulf South states aren’t changing much until either some groups start giving a frick or they move elsewhere.

Lots of the same problems in some other states which have heavy Latino or Indian populations.


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Jp1LSU
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The South's big opportunity.. by Caughtthat4ironflush
is likely to be realized. Now, note that I said opportunity because it's left up to us as states to grab the golden ring and run with it.

This opportunity of which I speak is to open the public schools from K-12 as soon as possible, while the rest of the nation hides behind closed and locked doors while pretending to 'home school' their children. As far as test scores go the South has consistently finished behind our neighbors to the North and West. By opening public schools in the South we cannot only close the gap between our children's test scores but may actually be able to surpass our Yankee neighbors who will likely choose to close down for another semester, maybe another year.

So here's the chance to prove our children cannot only kick their behinds in football and basketball but also outperform them in the classroom. This opportunity may never come again and this poster feels it's well worth the risk to give future generations of Southern children an advantage they have been denied for too long.




You really don’t understand the dynamics of educational resources.


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