NY Board of Regents to Make ‘Dumber’ the New Normal
This is a systemic stunting of America’s potential.
Folks, there’s no secret way to explain it: Education is the foundational fuel by which a nation innovates. It’s the non-monetary, (but plenty expensive), investment that will make Americans, and thusly America, a beacon of hope for untold centuries to come.
And so we should strive toward the betterment of us all by pushing the envelope of American education to the highest echelon possible, and then take a peek beyond and make a plan to conquer that, too. We landed on the moon, damnit! We really can do anything.
It appears as though the Democratically-governed Empire State does not agree.
New York will change what it takes for students to reach “proficiency” on state math and English language arts tests, calling last year’s lower scores the “new normal.”
A scoring committee that reports to the Board of Regents said Monday that they must take into account the results of last year’s tests for students in grades three through eight to determine whether schools are showing improvement from year to year. On Thursday, the committee wanted to clarify that they must also reset scores because the tests will have new performance standards.
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