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Fla. Board Makes Compromise [Welcome to Cave City!]

Posted on 02/29/2012 3:18:28 AM PST by SoFloFreeper

The Florida Board of Education backed off Tuesday from a controversial proposal that could have turned many schools around the state into "F" schools...

After discussing the issue, the board revised the proposed rule so that a school’s grade would drop one letter grade, rather than go straight to “F,” if it failed to meet the 25 percent benchmark, and it also stipulated that it wouldn’t take effect for one year.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: education; literacy
A busload of whiners from Miami (including the superintendent) went to protest the proposed rule, and the board caved. Apparently the idea that only 25% of kids read at their grade level is an OUTRAGE!

In other words, 25% is now NOT a failing grade for Florida's schools.

1 posted on 02/29/2012 3:18:30 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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The problem is that honest grading systems for students and schools must inevitably expose painful racial disparities in student achievement and instructional quality. Gradually, the truth is being confronted though, with Florida’s testing and grading slowly becoming more rigorous and revealing.

2 posted on 02/29/2012 4:53:07 AM PST by Rockingham
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