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Topic: Social Promotion
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Robert Hansen

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Re: Social Promotion
Posted: Oct 13, 2010 9:55 PM
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"High schools should prepare their students foremost for college acceptance. We should begin with that. Gaining the necessary skills to succeed in college and eventually graduate is a function of both successful high school preparation and college performance."

This is just a hypothetical question. Let's assume that every kid in the US went to college and attained a BA or BS. What would they do for a living?

I have been wondering that about China. According to their TIMSS results, I would say that practically their whole student body is as prepared for college as is the 25% of our student body that actually graduate college. But many chinese go and work for very low wages. I question whether the China sample in TIMSS actually represents China. If it does then there are kids scoring higher than our top 20% that then go work at Foxconn putting iPads together for $150 a week, until they throw themselves out of a window.

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