The proposed "safety net" that would prevent a school's A-to-F grade from dropping more than one letter grade in a year amounts to "grade inflation" and should not be adopted, according to Jeb Bush's education foundation.A school falling one mark instead of two could be hidden by crooked money-hoarding school principals and untrustworthy Board fatcats slurping at the public trough, not to mention completely missed by legions of parents unable to tell A from B because of illiteracy or diabetic blindness. I think that covers everyone.
In a letter sent to members of the State Board of Education on Monday, Bush's foundation urged board members not to continue in 2013 the rule that prevented 2012 grades from being any lower than one letter grade from a school's 2011 mark.
"If a school earns a D, but receives a C, who is helped by this grade inflation?" wrote Patricia Levesque, executive director of the Foundation for Florida's Future, in a letter to the State Board. "It certainly won't be the students because the districts will be under less pressure to director resources and assistance to those who need it."
Naturally if a school's chess club is wiped out by an AR-15-toting chickenshit standing his ground the school should be PUNISHED PUNISHED PUNISHED for daring to teach the surviving clods about how awesome Thomas Jefferson is.
The point is to destroy the public schools sooner rather than later, because obviously an influx of students whose first language is not English must inevitably mean that all teachers and administrators are drunken layabouts wasting YOUR MONEY, CITIZEN. The marketplace will provide the solutions that take education up up up into the stratificationsphere.