I would like to see Sandy JerkStore’s actual score…

Math is Hard!
I’m not saying I would do any better… but I’m not taking math tests on the news.

 And the same is true for Senator Jerstad; she filled out the ones she knew for sure, but left some questions blank.
“I thought it was quite challenging, but you have to remember I’m a long way from my high school math,” Jerstad said.

Minnesota students who don’t pass the test do get more chances to take it, but only every two months during their senior year. If they fail the retests, they won’t get a diploma. As as state lawmaker and former Augustana College coach and teacher, Jerstad says to her, that’s the part of the test she has the most trouble with.

“It’s good to teach and emphasize that, it’s very important, but not to make a requirement for absolutely everyone to graduate from high school,” Jerstad said.

All of our participants rely on some math skills on a daily basis..



2 comments ↓

#1 Ghost of Dude on 04.27.09 at 10:59 am

So if the kids fail, do they stay in HS or just flunk out and not get a diploma?
Seems like it might encourage the kids who don’t give a shit anyway to drop out. You can make the kid come to school, but you can’t make them learn.

#2 l3wis on 04.27.09 at 11:18 am

When they said Sandy was one of the test takers I just about busted up laughing. Not that I would probably do much better then her, I just felt it to be a funny choice compared to the other choices.

I also found it ironic that someone who bitches and complains about the media screwing with her would set themselves up like this. If you want the media to leave you alone, stop volunteering for stupid crap.

I guess she will never learn.

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