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August 15, 2013

Grades can reflect lack of school’s resources

Grades are just another form of profiling, something we do all too well here in Miami. When I see an F next to a school name, I think inner city. I think outdated textbooks, classrooms and underutilized staff and educators. I see the pressure of standardized testing, which proves nothing, only that we teach less and train more for exams.

Grades are just another form of profiling, something we do all too well here in Miami. When I see an F next to a school name, I think inner city. I think outdated textbooks, classrooms and underutilized staff and educators. I see the pressure of standardized testing, which proves nothing, only that we teach less and train more for exams.

Barnaby Robles, Pembroke Pines

Note: We asked members of the Public Insight Network — local readers who have agreed to share their insights on current events for the Miami Herald and WLRN — why a school’s grade matters to them. Why does a school’s grade matter to you? Tell us. Start informing our newsroom with your thoughts at MiamiHerald.com/insight.

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