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9 Out Of 10 Parents Think Their Kids Are On Grade Level. It's interesting, because Americans assume all our kids are "normal" and there is a normal, when half of white kids, according to the article aren't even performing at grade level in both math and reading.

Special needs kids are by design farther behind. So how can anyone assume there is a "normal" for them when most of these kids aren't even performing.

This is why the understanding and expectations of American kids and their education is warped, especially when we know now that good grades and degrees are not barometers for success in capitalistic societies. I.e. Bill Gates and Steve Jobs didn't finish college and were top innovators.

What we need is to measure kids against their own abilities and talents not nationalized testing scores. We then can build measures of performance against the child's expectations. Special needs kids by default are given this set of goals in IEP's, but so-called neurotypical kids, most which aren't performing typically anyway according to this article, are not and should be. Add to that the fact companies are now hiring more on experience and talent than grades and degrees and we have a flip flopped broken society.

It's why the old educational standards and expectations are really bogus.
A new national survey shows a huge disconnect between parent perceptions and student performance.
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If US Corporations and the rich paid the taxes they were supposed to we would have more than enough money to pay off the debt and afford minimum income for everyone.
If the super-rich actually paid what they owe in taxes, the US would have loads more money available for public services
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"Hatch also had this to say of Cruz: 'It's always helpful when you admit you're wrong.'" lol. Let's see if Ted is man enough to also admit that it was a mistake and un-American for him to almost cause the United States to default......I doubt it.
Senior Senate Republicans are calling on Sen. Ted Cruz to rebuild his strained relationships with his colleagues and apologize to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell before the party establishment considers consolidating behind his presidential bid.
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Too funny! If you dislike Ted Cruz this one is for you...
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Sanders smokes Trump in a general election +6 points. Clinton beats him about +3 points. The GOP keeps shooting themselves in the foot with their bipolar view that they can keep poor republican voters happy with policies that only support the rich and the radically religious. Trump is a symbol of that internal conflict.....
RealClearPolitics - Election 2016 - General Election: Trump vs. Sanders
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Ted Cruz Didn’t Disclose Loan From Goldman Sachs for His First Senate
LOL. Being in Texas, its nice to know investment banks out east control politics in Texas for the GOP. Obviously Ted Cruz is a lier. But the educated in Texas already knew that long ago.
Mr. Cruz tells how he and his wife spent $1 million of their own money. But a loan from Goldman Sachs was not disclosed in campaign finance reports.
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At Austin event, Mark Cuban calls Ted Cruz ‘worst politician in Texas’ -- Thank you Mark! We agree, but worst politician in the world is more appropriate.
Mark Cuban did not mince words when asked to weigh in on the presidential race at a question-and-answer session Sunday in Austin, where the South by Southwest festival continues through…
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Texan Ted Cruz talked about "Allahu Akbar" and told us he's a senator from Florida last night........lol
In the midst of a ponderous and chilling tale about terrorism and political correctness, Senator Ted Cruz dropped a delightful mispronunciation of the Takbīr—the multivalent Arabic phrase, “Allāhu Akbar,” usually translated as “God is great.” Cruz went with something like...Alooha akbar? Aloha akbar?
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Senator Ted Cruz has done NOTHING for the 1 in 4 children living in dire poverty in his home state of Texas. He is completely owned by super PACS in Washington, stands by the bigoted wealthy Texas Tea Party, and hated by all his fellow Congressman in both House and Senate. Now we find out he is bought by Investment Banks and even his fellow libertarians are worried about that fact...
The former Texas lawmaker also praised Bernie Sanders for hitting "cronyism on Wall Street."
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Home flipping- buying and reselling a home to make a quick buck- has risen in some hot U.S. housing markets, prompting concerns that local housing bubbles could be developing.
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The GOP’s party-of-the-rich problem, in two charts
1 in 4 children in Texas live in dire poverty. Does ted Cruz care? No. Republicans only represent the interests of the rich in America, and their tax policies prove it every time they vote to lower taxes on the rich, raise taxes on the Middle Class, and destroy SS and Medicaid for the poor
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I like Hillary Clinton for President. But two things I do NOT like about her.....her protection of the upper class via Investment Banking/Wall Street and her ability to be bought and sold by Big Money interests on healthcare, tax reform, education funding, banking, and many other interests. America is turning into a Plutocracy of the rich, sad to say...Bernie Sanders is the only voice crying in the wilderness about it, and likely the last.
Clinton made $2.8 million from 13 speeches to the health care industry in just three years — almost as much as she's taken from banks.
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