A school’s grade means that my children will be taught to the test and will not get a full, rounded education, as I did at their age. A school’s grade implies that there is a correlation between a higher grade and increased pressure put on teachers, administration and students to perform. The test dictates what the child will learn.
The grading of schools is destroying the American educational system. A school grade in no way accurately reflects the quality of education provided to children. There is no emphasis on critical-thinking skills, creativity, ethics, logic and an appreciation for learning. Parents should be made aware that an A school doesn’t guarantee a good education. It only guarantees the amount of money the school will earn and burnout of good teachers.
Robin Godby, Pembroke Pines
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