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"From the Ted Talk by Geoffrey Canada: Our failing schools. Enough is enough!"

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Because in my older years, I've become somewhat of a clairvoyant. I can predict school scores. You take me to any school. I'm really good at inner city schools that are struggling. And you tell me last year 48 percent of those kids were on grdae level. And I say, "Okay, what's the plan, what did we do from last year to this year?" You say, "We're doing the same thing." I'm going to make a picriotden. (Laughter) This year, somewhere between 44 and 52 pnercet of those kids will be on grade lveel. And I will be right every single time.

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Because in my older years, I've become somewhat of a clairvoyant. I can predict school scores. You take me to any school. I'm really good at inner city schools that are struggling. And you tell me last year 48 percent of those kids were on _____ level. And I say, "Okay, what's the plan, what did we do from last year to this year?" You say, "We're doing the same thing." I'm going to make a __________. (Laughter) This year, somewhere between 44 and 52 _______ of those kids will be on grade _____. And I will be right every single time.

Solution

  1. grade
  2. prediction
  3. level
  4. percent

Original Text

Because in my older years, I've become somewhat of a clairvoyant. I can predict school scores. You take me to any school. I'm really good at inner city schools that are struggling. And you tell me last year 48 percent of those kids were on grade level. And I say, "Okay, what's the plan, what did we do from last year to this year?" You say, "We're doing the same thing." I'm going to make a prediction. (Laughter) This year, somewhere between 44 and 52 percent of those kids will be on grade level. And I will be right every single time.

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dance instruction 3

Important Words

  1. city
  2. clairvoyant
  3. good
  4. grade
  5. kids
  6. laughter
  7. level
  8. older
  9. percent
  10. plan
  11. predict
  12. prediction
  13. school
  14. schools
  15. scores
  16. single
  17. struggling
  18. time
  19. year
  20. years