Political Correctness for Dumb Students

Carl Spitzer cwsiv_2nd at HOTPOP.COM
Sat May 9 08:18:57 MDT 2009


On Fri, 2009-04-17 at 08:11 -0700, Ernie Lane wrote:
> Richard Whitenight wrote:
> > Currently the Dallas Independent School District (DISD) has a policy
> > that no student receives a grade of less than 50 for taking a test or
> > failing to turn in homework. A Texas State Senator has introduced a
> > bill that would allow teachers State wide to assess a grade of 0 for
> > not turning in homework and a grade of less than 50. Some feel that
> > this bill should not become law, because students that receive a score
> > no lower than 50 will have the emphasis to make a 60 or 70. I
> > personally feel the current grading system by DISD dumbs down smart
> > students. DISD probably has this grading system to improve on the fact
> > that only 50% of the students were graduating from high schools in
> > their system. What say you?
> 
> The solution to making the poor performing students score better is to 
> get them to improve their work -- it's also the solution to the 
> graduation rate problem.  It is _not_ to lower standards.

funny thing about liberals when their businesses like the NYTimes loose
money and subscribers they raise rates, when their school children loose
grades they lower standards.  Just the opposite of what a Conservative
would do in both cases.

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