Thursday, January 17, 2008

No Child Gets Ahead

Big Surprise! Schools cheat to pass standardized state tests. The first paragraph tells a story similar to what plays out every year in Kalkaska. Seniors fail state exams, then pass them a couple weeks later when retested. Call me suspicious, but if you can't teach a kid what he needs to know to pass a test after twelve years, how can you teach him enough to pass that same test in a matter of days?

Any child with IQ of 100 or more can learn more by reading random books from the library than they will ever learn in school.

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