Writing is similar. We need to get kids writing more and focus in on those kids who are struggling.
Then we need to look carefully at our curricula so we are sure we are teaching what young people need to know to get along in a complicated and changing world. Right now our obsession with testing is hindering this more than helping it.
Thirdly, we need to encourage kids to graduate. The best way to do this is to make school engaging and relevant. Testing does just the opposite. It pushes kids out.
So, take a look at the waiver and the OEIB Report to the Legislature and see if you think they adequately address the real problems in the schools.
The clear and only answer is: They don’t."
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