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Posted: 11/19/2003 4:07:52 AM EDT
If this is a repeat please delete it.

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Colorado Studying Eliminating 12th Grade

Tue Nov 18, 8:41 PM ET Add U.S. National - AP to My Yahoo!


By STEVEN K. PAULSON, Associated Press Writer

DENVER - High school without seniors? Colorado lawmakers have asked education officials to study the possibility of eliminating the 12th grade and establishing a year of preschool instead. They said it would better prepare students for college by giving them an early start and possibly save money.



"I'd really like to see if we might change the model," Republican state Sen. Ron Teck said Monday. "We've been operating under the same education model for the last 100 years."


Colorado is the first state to discuss the elimination of the senior year to replace it with preschool, said Jennifer Dounay, a policy analyst with the Denver-based Education Commission of the States.


Florida has adopted a plan to let seniors skip their senior year by graduating with 18 credit hours instead of 24.


Hoang Nguyen, a 17-year-old senior at suburban Arvada High School, said it would be a mistake to eliminate 12th grade. He said colleges might hold it against students who fail to complete a traditional high school curriculum.


"The senior year is the next step to going to college. It's a year when you find out who you are," he said.


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Education Commission of the States: http://www.ecs.org

Link Posted: 11/19/2003 4:34:06 AM EDT
I hope they dont..
that was the year where i screwed around the most and ditched after lunch nearly every week.

Ap chemistry 6th period after school my ass...

And i stil got an A
Link Posted: 11/19/2003 4:49:38 AM EDT
I guess this is the definitive example of what it means to be a liberal:


"I'd really like to see if we might change the model," Republican state Sen. Ron Teck said Monday. "We've been operating under the same education model for the last 100 years."


As a conservative, I ask, "Why change? Is the proposed change going to be an improvement?" Maybe we've been doing it for 100 years because it is the best way to do it.

This modern tendency to change "just for the sake of change" puzzles me.



Link Posted: 11/19/2003 5:01:02 AM EDT
i think if any change is made to public schools, it should be BRING BACK THE PADDLE!

i got 5 swats for throwing a rock at a kid and 2 for being disruptive in class in the 2nd grade. i learned my lesson real quick. i was a good student from then on.

i really dont understand what the big deal is, why dont they allow this anymore? its not like the principle is literally trying to knock your ass off. just enough to think twice about giving a girl a titty twister!

(my dad taught me the titty twister but forgot to mention not to do it to girls)
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