Wednesday, August 8, 2007
.... let's talk educational steroids. Pump up those test score and grad rate muscles.
Cream the best kids.
Lose the potential chronic low scorers.
Encourge failing students to take the so much easier GED's.
Have teachers mark their own students' tests.
Pay "merit" pay to teachers so they have an incentive to pump that iron. Ditto for bonuses to principals.
Pressure teachers to pass kids who can fog a mirror even if they are rarely in class and have barely passed anything.
And it's all so legal. Barry Bonds should have been a teacher.