Tuesday, June 13, 2006

More than a little truth to this

I found a really funny, if somewhat snide reflection on the mania to ensure that all students will feel really, really special and smart.

To be candid, I feel that most teachers, myself included, grade students more leniently than a realistic appraisal of their learning would mandate. In part, that is because most districts no longer officially separate students by ability. With all students taking college prep coursework, the teacher either has to be overly generous with grades, or risk failing large segments of the class.

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