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Gary Probst wrote:

When you are a high school English teacher with 30+ students in five or
six sections, how can you ever read what they write?

Sue Lorraine Lavorata wrote:
>
> As a college professor, I feel that the first claim is right. Many
> students come to college and cannot write a correct sentence, cannot
> spell, cannot synthesize their thoughts or perform basic research
> skills. I am not referring to foreign born students where English is
> their second language, I am referring to Native born students whom
> English is their primary or only language. They are not taught basic
> grammar because in high school English, they are only told to read a
> book and get tested, there is no practice in grammar and they are not
> taught the basics of how to present an argument in a paper. Prof L
>
> > *  DESPITE EFFORTS to raise academic standards in public
> >    schools, most high-school graduates lack the skills they need
> >    to succeed in the work force or in college, professors and
> >    employers say in a new report. But schoolteachers, students,
> >    and parents believe the graduates are well prepared for work
> >    or college.
> >
> > This should appear in an upcoming Chron of Higher education
> >
> Sue Lorraine Lavorata
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