Pima Community College Chancellor Roy Flores recently announced that he wants the college to consider new admissions requirements. What he had to say on the subject to his governing board was right on target:
"Right now, the college does not require a high school diploma or its equivalent, a GED, or SAT scores that indicate that you’re ready for college. As a consequence, we’ve been accepting people who really aren’t ready.
And while the impulse may seem to be right—that is, to be ‘open door’ and to allow anyone who wants to walk in the doors to come to college—that’s not what ‘open door’ means.
‘Open door’ means that if you’ve completed the first 12 years in high school or can demonstrate that you’ve completed it in another fashion, or are ready for college, the door’s open.…We’ve accepted individuals who have really not been ready for college, who were not successful in high school and have not been able to bridge the gap between middle school and grade 13—that is, college readiness."
In 2009, Saturday Night Live described Arizona college and university admission standards as “slightly more selective than the Burger King Kids Club.” We need to do right by both students and taxpayers by raising our standards. I commend Chancellor Flores for his courage and intellectual honesty.
Dr. Matthew Ladner is vice president of research for the Goldwater Institute.
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I say o'l chap. You are not for the dumb them up routine.
I do wonder who created the dumb them up routine to begin with - think maybe it is the Federal Govrnment.
You, Pima Community College, take them even thought they can't get through the 12th Grade and Read and Write legibily (or speak english) and get them all ready for Government Jobs, maybe president.
Thanks Chancellor Roy Flores for your stand.
Don't put them in the military send them to the factories to put things together, you know put tab "A" into slot "B" and stuff like that. Put them where they can learn. Better yet send them back to school from the start as in first grade and forget this no child left behind stuff, if a child needs to be held then hold them back it works just as well as pushing them ahead. Right now we have kids that have and are graduating from high school that do not even know how to read or write some cannot even spell their name on a job app. some cannot even read a job app. I have seen this my self.
You have that all wrong.
It is now chineese; "Please to put the square thingamajig into the appropriate receiving round hold." Fasten with the approprite clip. Of course, the clip is missing from the package and there are no round holes on the item to be stuffed.
If you do not believe me about this chineese crap visit the following web site: http://ia.ita.doc.gov/ftzpage/letters/ftzlist-map.html
every location listed (270+) will soon become a set-aside american soil region for a Chineese Factory with it's own Chineese town. At least that is what your government plans.
Apparently, the Federal Government is trying to gear up the education system to teach Chineese since they are ineffective with English.
which nation are you from you almost sound like you are from some where in Arizona or some where else. And as far as this current government goes they have all the respect of a rattlesnake and we both know how bad a bite from one of those can be.I been hit 4 times by them not fun at all. and NOT to be trusted at all.
From the nation of the whole United States of Georgia - the movie Uncle Remus.
Let me give China Credit where Credit Due. After all they need some.
I bought 12 5.5" carriage bolts for a project (bolt, washer, and nut). Drilled the holes and started attaching the fence. Six of the 12 bolts were worthless - screw the nut on with fingers about 1/4 inch. Could not tighten down to hold the fence (another inch of threadding), and could not remove the nut with wrenches. Remember, a carriage bolt has a round head with gripper shoulders that bite into the wood. Wrung one off with nut attached to broken end.
IMPORTANCE OF RECANT STORY: 50% Product Failure from China. That cost me several hours of daylight working time and severely pissed me off.
Second Recant: I have a triple axel trailer to haul a 15,000 lb. dozier. Replacing the wheel seals to keep the bearings greased. Hubs made in China. One axel had hubs milled correctly and the off the shelf NAPA Seal fit. (One axel greased and safe). The other four hubs were milled off by 1/10,000 smaller and the NAPA Seal (cost of $12.95) crumbled under the ballpeen hammer tapping to get the seal into the hub. (Destroyed only one seal - and it was not returnable in that damned condition).
Spend two days searching all of Jacksonville Florida for Hub Seals for the trailer. Not a single seal in the entire Duval County area. I have now wasted about 30 hours of daylight working time. Solution - take the Hubs to a machine shop and pay $50.00 each to have them reamed to the size of the Standard NAPA Seal, or set straddle legged around the hub with a drill and a damned drum sander (1" diameter), tear the skin off most of your nuckles, and ream the 1/10000 to make the NAPA Seal fit.
Moral of this Recant Story: To Hell with CHINA - I have declared war on CHINA as an Individual. To Hell with the US Government. I try my best to find other products and not Chineese (especially light bulbs). This is the credit I give the CHINEESE.
Now, you know where I am from and a lot about my attitude. I too have had rattle snake incidents but was quick enough after stepping on top of one to get out of there. The second really big one must have been asleep when I put my hand down inside the coils to pull a weed. I landed 5 rows (30" apart) from where the snake was - side straddle jump a little over 12 feet. And, I have never won a broad jump or track meet.
Remember the old movie back in the 1950's. Black and White. Captured solider tries to bribe a Japaneese Solider with a ball point pen. Japaneese Soldier looks it over and says, "Made in Japan, NO GOOT, NO GOOT".
Made in Chine - No Goot No Goot. One twist of the hand with a Chineese phillips bit, snaped two in less than a minute.