You make excellent points here. To expand on the “delinquents”, classes are often taught down to them as opposed to up to the higher achievers. It is more desirable to have a group of smart students get perfect grades without being challenged than to have poor performing students fail.
And your “one size fits all” statement hits the mark. Many students who excel in one or more subjects yet struggle in others are held back from reaching their potential in the subjects they are talented in because they don’t have the overall grade point averages to get into your better schools and programs.
I once tested as having the reading level of a college freshman and the vocabulary of a high school senior. Why could I just test out in that area and then worry about my maths and science for the next so many years that I’m in high school? As for the delinquents, they should be the ones in special ed, not kids who are mental. Or at least they should be subjected to corporal punishment. SOMETHING to get them in line and ensure they stay in line. No more ‘putting up with it’ for victimized students. No more treating school as a stomping ground.
The smart students should be able to study in peace and I am sure a lot of bright students have been failing because they are nervous wrecks because the scum bullies are able to get away with it.