Thursday, February 24, 2011

Students Can't Read.

Tom's Journal.

This is exactly what I mean when I repeatedly say that the BIBLE is NOT the problem in terms of understandability. Since most of the Bible is written on a 5th grade level -- lack of reading skills IS the real problem!! I always thought that Wisconsin was ahead of the reading/ education curve, and I would hate to see what places like Detroit look like. Someone dropped the ball... again, and Obama's new style of teaching the kids doesn't work so well either-- but the Liberals' agenda have effectively 'DUMBED DOWN' the level of teaching and eduction in this country!! That's the way I see things, folks. With good jobs being harder to get/ find now days, I would think that the competitive edge of basic reading skills would be very important.

I thought I had a good education even after the Army, but ended up going back to college twice to learn new skills and training, besides getting a blue chip education in Finance/ Securities/ Investments, etc, on my own with PFS Investments.

I used to think that I would always be alright with my many 'investments', and organizational skills and net working. Now, in 2011, I realize that the ONLY thing I really have going for me is my relationship with Jesus Christ, and knowledge of the Bible. All else is fleeting.

Two-Thirds of Wisconsin Public-School 8th Graders Can't Read Proficiently


Two-thirds of the eighth graders in Wisconsin public schools cannot read proficiently according to the U.S. Department of Education, despite the fact that Wisconsin spends more per pupil in its public schools than any other state in the Midwest.

In the National Assessment of Educational Progress tests administered by the U.S. Department of Education in 2009—the latest year available—only 32 percent of Wisconsin public-school eighth graders earned a “proficient” rating while another 2 percent earned an “advanced” rating. The other 66 percent of Wisconsin public-school eighth graders earned ratings below “proficient,” including 44 percent who earned a rating of “basic” and 22 percent who earned a rating of “below basic.”