High school “graduates” with reading skills unready for college – just another example of the damage to a child’s future when teachers have to accept administrative forced promotion of failing students

by VanessaVaile

“High school “graduates” with reading skills unready for college – just another example of the damage to a child’s future when teachers have to accept administrative forced promotion of failing students”

Lifting the Curtain

When both the ACT and SAT testing services report that less than half of 2013 students tested were ready for college, it is as strong an indication possible that something serious is wrong with the education system. Routinely today, students have to take a remedial side trips to community colleges, or take developmental make-up courses of high school material in their freshman year of a 4-year college, just to be able to later start the “college-level” courses.

Why? Of course the easy answer is “bad teachers” for those outside the actual classrooms.  But, as with many of the system failures in urban high school education that are hidden behind the curtain of the school entryway, or behind the career DoE bureaucrat promises, few see that teachers forced to promote failing students, and forced mandates to teach to the standardized test regardless of student ability, are the real culprits here.

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