Wednesday, April 21, 2004

DOE Inc. Wants to Fuck With 3rd Graders Some More

Apparently high stakes testing for third graders that began yesterday with the English exam isn't enough. The CEO of the Department of Ed. , Mayor Bloomburg,
is going to make some third graders retake the fucking thing (because one day of threatening to take away your academic future isn't enough for a child.)

According to NY1 "seven of the 50 questions on the standardized test were exactly the same as last year's exam, and three or four other items used reading passages identical to last year with only slight changes to the questions.

This could mean any students who took last year's test as practice will now have to retake this year's exam. "

Many feel (including yours truly) that the mayor is doing this as a way to massively leave behind students to boost the fourth grade test scores.

I applaud the fact that some parents kept their children home on the day of the test. Sadly though because a citywide boycott wasn't organized , this had little real impact.

If shit keeps the way it's going I will pull my child out of the public school system and homeschool her or unschool her the way I did for kindergarten..and I would encourage others to do the same. Or better we would set up true community run schools.



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