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I feel awfully young to be writing this phrase,
but what exactly is happening to education these days?
I have heard stories where kids do sound overworked
but the solution LA chose just makes me feel irked.
Now homework can count for no more than 10%?!
Earning an A with no homework done seems heaven sent.
The thing is, how could kids possibly learn all that stuff
without studying textbooks and practicing math enough?
Right there - that's where I sound just like my granddad.
Mostly I think that's funny. It doesn't really make me mad.
It would've been fun to heckle the district with him
about the fact that percentage seems a bit slim.
Maybe we should just offer to tutor the kids in poker?
They can still learn some math! (Yeah, I'm a joker.)
Perhaps a high school class on marketing via Twitter
is the next way they'll try to motivate each quitter.
If you can't make them study, encourage entrepreneurial spirit?
It's an idea I'd imagined but hoped I'd never live to hear it.
What would you do if suddenly homework counted for squat?
Doesn't that "up" classroom learning pressure quite a whole lot?
Could you have passed through school sans homework and cheating?
Why not just get a GED and let your school days be fleeting?
Haven't we produced enough dunces in the current system?
Should we expect some sort of nationwide educational schism?
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