Wednesday, June 25, 2003

LOWERING THE BAR

As more and more states continue to fail in their quest to educate, they seem to do everything to avoid acknowledging this fact. The latest example is New York's voiding of math test scores on their standardized testing when only 37% of students scored a passing grade.

Too many states just keep lowering the bar to ensure they don't have to force poorly educated kids to remain in school until they learn something.

Who picks up the tab? For one, American industry does, with ever-increasing expenses to train unskilled, semi-literate high school "graduates".

It makes you wonder whether the situation would change if teachers' pay was performance-based.


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