They can’t fail if they don’t take the test!
Fearing that thousands of students might not graduate, California is postponing the use of its high school exit exam for two years.
Faced with failure rates that could bar tens of thousands of students from graduating, the California State Board of Education voted yesterday to postpone the consequences of its high school exit exam for two years.
“From a moral and ethical point of view, our focus is on zero failure,” said Reed Hastings, the board’s president, adding that the extra time would allow the state’s new curriculum to become “further penetrated into the school system.”
Hey Reed! If all the children are flunking, then I guess it’s not them. So it must be your lousy school system. How about taking responsibility for it?