Conn. Likes 'em Stupid
Apparently trying to educate our youth to a standardized level is something the people of Connecticut can't deal with. "No Child Left Behind" is facing a lawsuit there for requiring "state and local money be used to meet federal testing goals".
Oh, so now you don't want to have to spend money to teach children? Maybe the magic money fairy will come and pay to get your kids up to speed.
When did it become okay to fail? When I was in school, if you got an 'F', you failed. No credit and most likely summer school in the near future. Kids tried, some had to try harder, some had to do it over. Yet somehow we had a very low dropout rate. Now kids are allowed to screw around and the dropout rates are rising. Coincidence? Not likely.
Discipline is missing from our schools. These federal standards would not be hard to meet if you started cracking down on slacker kids. Stop blaming 'ADD'. Stop blaming 'society'. This is the fault of parents who refuse to punish and teachers who don't know how to teach. Make kids smarter or don't get funding. Why should I, as a taxpayer, pay for schools where kids who won't learn anything?