Dumbing down so all can pass

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Registered: 08-23-1997
Dumbing down so all can pass
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.

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Registered: 04-07-2002
Fri, 02-10-2012 - 6:46pm

Funny you should mention the Regents, Giuli.

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Registered: 06-04-2003
Sat, 02-11-2012 - 8:15am
This is why my dream school, WILL BE PRIVATE. That way I will not be TIED to so much mandatory testing, there will be only ONE and it wont be levied at the kids as a pass it or fail your grade test either. The educational system sucks and this is why our kids dont retain information like we did, THEY ARE SPOON FED EVERYTHING!!