While today's generation knows technological terms, at one point in time certain words and/or phrases meant something else entirely. For the record, these definitions come from "The Backwoods Guide to Computer Lingo" by Dave Nilsen and the illustrations are the creations of Dennis Cox at D. J. Art & Design.
Last week, I received an email inviting me to review the new, proposed high school graduation requirements. From the accompanying introductory letter, I assume that the current graduation requirements do not satisfy the current legislation (Georgia Code O.C.G.A. § 20-2-140 and 20-2-159.1 through 20-2-159.4). These will effect anyone entering ninth grade in the 2013-2014 school year and beyond, which translates to both of my children. After reading the requirements, I had the option to fill out an online survey where I could enter my opinion about the requirements.
After reading the requirements document, I not only filled out the survey, but I also called the office of Pamela Smith to speak with someone. Why? Because I have several issues with the proposed graduation requirements, starting with the idea of a "Capstone Project".
Basically, the new requirements include having all seniors do a Capstone Project, which is:
a final and in-depth project that allows a student …