Dumbing down so all can pass
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|Fri, 02-10-2012 - 4:59pm|
Here's yet another example of how NCLB has effected education. This article in the NY TImes talks about the standards for passing the state-wide final exams in NY state. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/06/education/despite-focus-on-data-standards-for-diploma-may-still-lack-rigor.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=regents&st=cse
I grew up in NY and took several Regents exams. They used to be challenging. Now they seem like a joke. Is a HS diploma worth anything anymore? How does this dumbing down of material help students at all? How will these students succeed in a career with the bar set so low in school? All I can do is shake my head sometimes.