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I'm from Waukesha, so the answer to that question is a "no" for me. A lot of people browse these forums, so there has to be some percentage of people that do/did attend an MPS institution.

Did/do you like the school? Did/does the school do a good job providing for the students (education)? What is the environment like within the school you attend/attended? Do you think they are preparing/prepared you well for college? What's your impression of your fellow students? Are they good students? Why are they/why aren't they? Are your parents actively involved with your schoolwork? What about parents of your friends?

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I don't mean to pick on MPS students, because there are probably some really good ones from that system. I'll take my jabs at the parents and the schools for not creating a better environment for their students. I think parents that send their kids to MPS, or any inner-city school for that matter, need to take a greater interest in their kids' schoolwork.

The reason why I am posting this is because of what I read on one of my classes D2L boards. I go to UWM, and I'm taking a principles marketing class. It really has nothing to do with my major (accounting), but it's okay. Anyway, our professor makes us submit stuff on D2L pertaining to the course topics. These submissions are later read by someone, the prof, the TA's, I don't know. I have the option to read any or all of the submissions since they are public to the class.

Maybe this isn't an MPS thing. Maybe it's a lazy thing, I don't know. All I know is that some of this stuff is trash. It's a very miniscule amount, but it's enough to get me pissed off.

Here's an example:

11/2/08, Method A: Direct copy/paste
"i spoke up on how xbox 360 brought has mad there system cheaper then when it ifrst came out"

Method A relates to the prof asking a question in class, and the student responding. Obviously the prof can't keep track of this stuff on the fly, so the student goes on D2L, and makes a note of it in the proper section. I didn't alter any of that, I simply copy and pasted.

11/2/08, Method B: Direct copy/paste (same person)
"this article talks about Sony announcing that they will be developing the next generation game called Playstation 4 or PS4.

The story is about Sony letting the world know that they are developing a new game console in the highly popular Playstation serious. it talks about where you can get the latest playstation 4 news. the PS3 contained blue ray system in it speaks on how the PS4 will still have that but will add more to it. they are hoping to launch it around 2010 but it is still uncertain.

this article is a huge marketing success story, its letting fans on which the playstation serious has a following that we are continuing the tradition and there is another system in the making. this will keep gamers on edge and checking in to find out more and more information continuing to build the anticipation. I know this to be true because i to am a fan of the Playstation consoles.

[link=http://www.ps4online.net/]http://www.ps4online.net/[/link]"

Method B relates to finding an article that pertains to a topic covered in class. We put down the source, one paragraph stating what the piece is about, and one paragraph stating how it relates to the material. Just read that junk. This guy (and it is a guy), is either stupid, or lazy. You be the judge. Also, be sure to click that link and look at the site this guy found his information. It's pure speculation with no factual basis whatsoever (it even has a site counter, lol). I could have made it. Yet this guy has the balls to post that as if it's credible.

I go to every lecture, and I have a gut feeling as to who this person is. I won't be making any comments towards him because this is just drivel, and it makes no sense to rip on this guy. I have other stuff to worry about and don't feel like wasting my time.

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Here goes my final statement. We all know that UWM is not thought of all that highly by the general public. I personally think the accounting program is pretty good, but I don't know about much else in the school. I think it's a pretty safe bet to think most of this states excelling students would want to go elsewhere, that's fine. For those of you that do end up going to UWM, don't freaking embarrass us. It's bad enough that we're ranked 187th nationally for doctoral institutions (4th tier, while Madison is in tier 1 - quite obvious) (from some publication, I forget), we don't need to be making that worse.

I may have pissed some people off with this post, and I don't care. Thank you.
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bb211
Hmm.

Well for starters, it's kinda hard to blame every parent that sends their kids to MPS. If they live in Milwaukee they can either go to their district's school or any private school they want if my knowledge of public high schools (which is limited) serves me right, and I doubt a lot of the families that use MPS can afford to go to a private school without some solid financial aid.

As far as MPS/UWM students themselves, it's a crapshoot really. Sure a lot of kids from MPS aren't the most gifted, but MPS does churn out some pretty respectable alumni. My roommate here in Madison graduated from Riverside and is a year away from law school. My cousin was a valedictorian at King, is a Notre Dame alum, and served the Air Force. As for UWM, it has kids from my high school class that range from very bright to dumb as rocks. My best friend goes there because she wants to be close to home, but she could be at more prestigious schools easily. She works her tail off there and is well on her way to Vet school. Others there obviously aren't as bright, but like I said it's a crapshoot.
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BB21 wrote:


Hmm.

Well for starters, it's kinda hard to blame every parent that sends their kids to MPS. If they live in Milwaukee they can either go to their district's school or any private school they want if my knowledge of public high schools (which is limited) serves me right, and I doubt a lot of the families that use MPS can afford to go to a private school without some solid financial aid.

As far as MPS/UWM students themselves, it's a crapshoot really. Sure a lot of kids from MPS aren't the most gifted, but MPS does churn out some pretty respectable alumni. My roommate here in Madison graduated from Riverside and is a year away from law school. My cousin was a valedictorian at King, is a Notre Dame alum, and served the Air Force. As for UWM, it has kids from my high school class that range from very bright to dumb as rocks. My best friend goes there because she wants to be close to home, but she could be at more prestigious schools easily. She works her tail off there and is well on her way to Vet school. Others there obviously aren't as bright, but like I said it's a crapshoot.


I absolutely agree with that. I see people who were obviously the top of their class in high school all the way down to people I wonder how they got in to college at all.
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I really don't think UWM is the red-headed step child that everyone makes it out to be. It's an architecture/business/(kind of) nursing school. It's doesn't facilitate to pre-law, dentistry, and all the other 'high class' majors there are.

I'm a Criminal Justice major at UWM and I like the program a lot. The instructors are pretty good, the courses are intuitive....at the same time though, MATC may even have a better CJ-like program. It's not Criminal Justice because it's a 2 year tech school, but it's along those same lines. I've heard some really good things about it such as the courses being actually real-world related and a lot of the instructors being former MPD officers, detectives, etc. Why would I want to go to somewhere like Ripon or Platteville (no offense to those schools) when I can get the best information from instructors who have had the most experience in big cities like Milwaukee? I don't want to listen to some old-timer who was a cop for a small town for a decade who drew his firearm once compared to a detective in Milwaukee who has seen bodies decapitated, been in gunfights and dealt with gangs on the interior.

I don't know, I think majority of reputation in colleges are way off.
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I go to UWM also and am in the Engineering programs. (Civil Engineering) I like UWM for the fact that its close to where i grew up. I had chances to play at any of the D-3 schools in the state for basketball but i chose to go to UWM. I've always wanted the feel of a big time school and with UWM having so many kids i get that feeling. I didnt have the grades to get into a Marquette or Madison with a 3.0 Gpa, but I'm proud i made my decision to go to UWM. Like others have stated the dumbest kids at my high school go to UWM along with the ones that finished in the top 5 % of my class. It just all depends on preferences.
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