Monday, February 25, 2013
reading and writing and arithmetic
of course teachers have nothing but little johnnies best interest at heart, as evidenced by this story out of kansas.
TOPEKA — Gov. Sam Brownback’s proposal to improve fourth-grade reading by holding back third-graders who can’t read at grade-level met opposition from school district officials from Kansas City, Kan., and Topeka on Monday.
Wichita officials, meanwhile, say the money Brownback has proposed spending to improve fourth-grade reading levels would be better spent on a statewide training program that better equips teachers.
“Retention is quite an expensive strategy,” said Diane Gjerstad, a lobbyist for the Wichita school district.
so is passing kids along that can't fucking read or write. remember this the next time your local teachers union and democrat politicians are begging for your support and are threatening to strike.