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Thursday, September 20, 2012
Lowering the Bar for "Some" Students, Keeping it High for "Others"??
I certainly hope the recent bar-lowering in Washington, DC, does not become the new normal. It actually turns my stomach, and how can we expect less from some and proclaim this will produce higher achievement? The geniuses that developed this "plan" should be immediately quarantined so their idocy spreads no further, then they should be fired from their positions. Talk about a GIANT step backwards.....
from the Washington Post:
"Setting different aspirations for different groups of children represents a sea change in national education policy, which for years has prescribed blanket goals for all students. Some education experts see the new approach as a way to speed achievement for black, Latino and low-income students, but some parents can’t help but feel that less is being expected of their children.
“It’s disgraceful,” said Alicia Rucker, a Ward 7 resident and single mother of six, one of whom graduated from Georgetown University and five of whom are still living at home and enrolled in D.C. public schools. “It’s ridiculous to even believe that if you expect less from someone, you’re going to get more.”
If you can hold your food down while reading this garbage, the article is here
I've spoken out forcefully before about bar lowering, which serves no good purpose other than to make failed policymakers feel better about themselves so they can declare "success".