Monday, August 19, 2019

Dunno Much About History...

The Mississippi Department of Education issued the following statement.

The Commission on School Accreditation (Commission) voted unanimously today to accept the recommendation of the Mississippi Testing Task Force and to recommend the Mississippi State Board of Education (SBE) begin the public comment process to eliminate the U.S. History end-of-course exam.

The Commission’s recommendation will be presented to the SBE at its September Board meeting. If the SBE votes to accept the Commission’s recommendation, the final decision will occur at the conclusion of the public comment period and after comments have been reviewed.

Any decision to remove the U.S. History end-of-course assessment would not be effective until the 2020-21 school year. U.S. History will remain a required course for graduation.

The Commission’s decision follows the task force vote to recommend elimination of the U.S. History end-of-course exam on the heels of a survey of secondary education teachers who voted to eliminate the exam. The U.S. History end-of-course exam is the only state test not required by federal or state law.

The U.S. History exam is given to high school students upon completion of the course. It is one of four end-of-course assessments that SBE policy requires students to take to graduate. The other tests, in Biology, Algebra I and English II, are required by federal law. Students don’t have to pass the subject area tests to graduate, as the SBE offers several options for students to earn a diploma.

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

and then the yutes will be doomed to repeat it

Anonymous said...

From the great Roger Stone book Stone's Rules:

Stone's Rule: Past is f-ing prologue. Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it.

Anonymous said...

"Hey who was that guy who started that war? Hold on, I'll just google it."

-this moment brought to you by the Mississippi Dept. of Education

Anonymous said...

Get Shad on this ASAP

Anonymous said...

So now it's just old white men who buy history books?

Anonymous said...

Mean old Christopher Columbus is to blame somehow, I just know it.

Anonymous said...

F*ck Christopher Columbus and the ship he sailed over in.

Anonymous said...

With the youth of today being total imbeciles when it comes to the United States history, I guess Mississippi is just going to add to it. It boggles my mind on the ignorance of our education leaders. They have taken away so much in the education system, it is no wonder that we are having the unrest in the country. It is all do to ignorance.

Shazam said...

Sad to say, but History is being eroded by the misinformation contained online daily. When all of the answers to all of the questions are controlled by Google, then they can truly change History. And, they will.

Anonymous said...

It's got to be FAKE News.

Anonymous said...

They had been teaching them the Howard Zinn communist globohomo kill whitey version of history since 1990 anyways. That's why you have these 30+ year old feminazi soycucks today. All raised on a diet of Nintendo, Ritalin, and Howard Zinn.

Anonymous said...

Carey Wright should be given a raise if this initiative is passed.

Anonymous said...

Once again, the Feds dictate.

Anonymous said...

At this rate they'll be wanting to eliminate Home
Economics. Oh, they don't even know what that is? My bad.

Anonymous said...

He who controls the history can steer the future...

Or in the historic words of Hillary Clinton: “Does it matter?”

Anonymous said...

3:35, Shakespeare just said to shoot you before the lawyers. 😁 Are these exit tests in place to make sure teachers are not just "passing" these students just to get rid of them?

Stuff About ZeroBear PolyBear said...

Histiry Schmistory. They need to teach them children how to roll a joint. I understand most kids buy them pre-rolled now. Ought to be a graduation requirement.

Anonymous said...


I love the statement at the end about taking the federally mandated exams, but not having to pass them in order to graduate.

What a great idea ! Administer a test that has no bearing on your ability.

Can you say "Dumb it down" ?

Yes, this is what the "public" in public education means.

Anonymous said...

Why don't we just give all kids a birth cert, a driver's license, lifetime income, lifetime med care, a college degree and a truckload of participation trophies at birth and just call it done. Then we can move all the money and management talent at Mississippi schools and assign it and them to road repair. All the teachers can just retire and let the vast pool of money sitting idle at PERS take care of them for the rest of their lives. How to pay for this, you might ask. No problem. Just send the bills to Bernie, Fauxchahontas and AOC and they'll see to it the bills are all paid in full...they have all the answers!

Anonymous said...

Understand the plan is to eliminate the history test, but to maintain the biology test.

Whether or not there are too many tests can be debated, but the priority of eliminating history but maintaining biology should cause one to say "whhhhaat?"

Anonymous said...

Did any of you mouth breathers actually read the release (or can you even read)? US History still has to be taken to graduate so that's not changing. The test is currently required for graduation but not required by any law. This is a recommendation from two committees to MDE and not their doing. Y'all the same ones on here howling the there is too much testing. It's almost like y'all just bitch for sport without any thought. Get a life.

Anonymous said...

Public education is no longer about educating kids, it is about indoctrinating them with leftist philosophy. History repeats itself.

Anonymous said...

Y'all the same ones on here howling the there is too much testing.

How do you know?

Anonymous said...

This is the right thing to do, because we all know our biggest problem is that our children are just TOO educated these days! We need to do away with more of that book learnin' and stuff. Why, when they're "studying," they're losing good "screen time."

Yep, the best thing for them / this country is LESS education.

Anonymous said...

Instead of a high school diploma, can we just each a kid a participation trophy and move them on to be society’s problem?

Anonymous said...

8:04, you were just elected as head of the Dim-O-Krat party without knowing it!!!!

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