Florida, We Have a Problem
Here is a story that is red meat for those who have a powerful dislike for the education in this nation. I found myself shaking my head as I read it. Here is how it starts out:
The Board of Education decided in an emergency meeting Tuesday to lower the passing grade on the writing portion of Florida’s standardized test after preliminary results showed a drastic drop in student passing scores.
The results indicated only about a third of students would pass this year’s tougher Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test exam, compared with a passing rate of 80 percent or more last year.
“They’ve asked students to do more, but that’s pretty dramatic,” said Florida Education Association spokesman Mark Pudlow. “We need to examine what led to this, not just paper over the problem.”
Exasperating, frightening, and discouraging all at the same time. I honestly would love to create massive unemployment in the NEA, but that is just me.
Forgot the link to the story, fixed now.