Monday, August 03, 2009

The Inexorable March Toward Low Standards

Principals are hoping it becomes more exorable (I know, it's not a word, but what can you do?). The problem is that standards have become so low kids pass tests whether or not they actually know anything, and Mayor-for-life Bloomberg will only give them enough funds for the kids who literally fail.

So what do you do? Do you reach into your pocket, the one Mayor Bloomberg just picked to cut your budget, or do you merrily roll along and pretend, as Tweed does, that these kids are really getting an education? It's a tough call for many principals, particularly after having chided teachers to pass absolutely everyone no matter what.

To help principals, and to enable more vital no-bid contracts, Mayor Bloomberg cut 22% from summer school budgets. Keep it going, New York!
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