posted on 02/06/2013 5:49:36 AM PST
Billerica still has to report on MCAS success if they want to retain state funding. They may have stopped publishing grades but I’ll bet they still grade; they have to to remain compliant with state and federal mandates under NCLB.
posted on 02/06/2013 5:53:13 AM PST
(Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
I work in this state, but there is no way I would consider living in it.
It is the world's largest open ward!
posted on 02/06/2013 5:53:39 AM PST
by Redleg Duke
("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
Schools in Billerica, MA, have dropped grading to make poor students feel good about themselves.
How ignorant! It will have exactly the OPPOSITE EFFECT.
posted on 02/06/2013 5:55:22 AM PST
(Cogito, ergo....Sum Pro Vita - Modified Descartes)
In other words, parents and employers will have no idea how a student did in class.
Which means the school/teachers get paid no matter how badly they do.
Ban Public Schools.
posted on 02/06/2013 6:08:54 AM PST
posted on 02/06/2013 6:19:27 AM PST
(Scientists animated by the purpose of proving that they are purposeless are interesting to study)
To: Gabz; SoftballMominVA; shag377; humblegunner; metmom
How is this the fault of the union? The School board is the ones that have set this as policy. The board is elected by the families in that district. the board is also the ones that hires the Superintendent.
Let's put the blame where it belongs, right on the families and the board.
posted on 02/06/2013 6:27:59 AM PST
(A nation divided by Zero!)
“...special credit for trying hard and doing homework...”
Obligatory, ***You’ve got to be sh*tting me.***
posted on 02/06/2013 6:34:40 AM PST
(AR-10s & AR-15s are the 21st Century's Muskets. The 2nd Amendment is the First Human Right.)
MA and the teachers haven’t failed. The parents have. The parents pay taxes. The parents vote on the school board. The parents can’t be bothered to attend school board meetings or volunteer at school or make sure Johnny did his homework.
posted on 02/06/2013 6:41:05 AM PST
When Billerica students try to get into college without any measurement of their performance, then let’s see how good they feel about themselves.
posted on 02/06/2013 6:43:36 AM PST
I don't see a problem.....if you eliminate grading of the students you eliminate the written record of the failure to teach. It makes perfect sense!
.......let's sing,,,"look for...the union label"....
posted on 02/06/2013 7:00:42 AM PST
(The God #Elohim# of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is the One True GOD.)
It was aaid by wise person: “If the student failed to learn, the instructor failed to teach.”
It was also said by one of the nation's preeminent professors: “Those who can, do...those who can't teach.”
If instructors can't differentiate among students and can't determine how well they are doing then the ignorant parents will surely relish being in the old folks home being cared for by their nondescript children who can't determine what care is adequate. At least the parents will love having their children around because their lack of talent prevented them from every leaving home.
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