!HIGHSCHOOL STUDENTS BEWARE The "Certificate of Completion or Attendence",ownz U

There was a thought on a seperate website, stating this maybe anti-bush propaganda, although I didn't exactly read direct evidence against this peice. Right now all of this is just under speculation (no one should get excited about this).
THe link is here -> http://www.jacksonfreepress.com/forums/threads.php?id=9377_0_25_0_C

The "Certificate of Completion or Attendance" that is
being offered in lieu of high school diplomas, is a part of Bush's
"No Child Left Behind".

This is how it works:

It is for students who are unable to pass both the
Language Arts and Math portions of the 10th grade ISTEP. Students
must take the same 10th grade test over in the 11th and 12th grades
until they pass both portions. If they are unable to pass the
10th grade test by the 12th grade then they have two options:

1. Drop out and go to a GED program or,
2. Accept a "Certificate of Completion" - it is NOT a
Once a student accepts it, they cannot ever get a
diploma or a GED. A certificate of completion means
that a student can never (as long as they live):

1. Go to the armed services- (who wants to go there
right now anyway?)
2. Go to college
3. Go to trade school
4. Go to journeyman's school
5. Go to beauty school
6. Go to culinary arts school
7. Get a federal loan in their lifetime

This is the portion of NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND (2001)
that Bush
slipped in during the 2004 revision of the NCLB bill.
It has not been publicized. At a high school in Indiana, in 2005,
there were 87 seniors in the graduation class. Five got diplomas and
82 got "Certificates of Completion".

This is being referred to as the "Paper Plantation".
It is better for students to drop out and get into a GED program so
they may seek other forms of education, later in life, if
they desire to do so.

All 50 states have "Certificates of Completion or
Please pass this information along to EVERYONE you
know who has school age children. Clergy, please preach it from the
pulpits. People MUST know this information.

So Parents, Please read to you children, encourage
your children, make them read books and write essays
and not lay in front of the television. Take them on
road trips, go to the movies as a family, and make
time for God. Surely, surely, you don’t want your
child’s future to be: In Jail, Dead, Living in your
house as an adult playing video games and making
babies, Embittered at society because they failed to
understand how important it was to make good grades
and to have pride in themselves and whatever they do.
It begins as our faults because we go to work and come home and allow them to care for themselves, and, because they are out of the way and not “botheringâ€Âus, we essentially allow them to raise their selves until the weekend comes. They are the products of lazy parents. Don’t let this happen to you!!! If you have no plan, then you plan to fail!!! Don’t fail our futures!!!!
Re: The "Certificate of Completion or Attendence....."

Heh, if I were friends with anybody stupid enough to fail the highschool exit exams, I'd definitely let them know... too bad the tests are SO EASY.
Re: The "Certificate of Completion or Attendence....."

whats sad is a lot of victims maybe posting here, but they're too easily discouraged by threads with more then 2 sentences.

)#*%U)@#U$)U LAVO()#@*$)*#@$)ID!!1

Nil Desperandum

Re: The "Certificate of Completion or Attendence....."

Interesting stuff.

I really don't like limiting people's options at such a young age.

I screwed around all through HS and didn't get serious about school until college.
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Yeah. Though I've been told I have a lot of potential, I haven't taken most of my HS career serious enough. My grades usually sink right below 80 because of my inconsistancies. Hopefully I'll be able to make everything up in the following years.
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Oh NO! Below 80?? SO LOW! I don't think this applies to you if you're getting Cs... this is for people who can't master basic reading, writing, and mathlogic skills, to the point where they can't pass the EASYASFUCK exit exam.
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80s aren't good enough for me. I can maintain a good average with out studying. I spent a lot of days outside of school ;(
Poor attendence is going to hurt me in the future as well.
Re: The "Certificate of Completion or Attendence....."

Thanks for the info Luc. I wondered what it meant when I was leaving High School and I saw it for a few people who had graduated. I really cannot believe that it limits someone from getting futher educated. That absolutely sucks!!!


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Unless you're absolutely sure you're set (and a lot of them sometimes do) then you should go for it.

These days a high school diploma won't get you anywhere unless it come with a college degree.