I believe this WSJ piece unintentionally recommends a solution that will further eliminate literacy in our country. I suspect the authors of the article are trying to come up with a way to help overcome the fact that many of the grades of students in schools don’t reflect the incompetency and illiteracy of the students. There are a number of reasons these grades are artificially high.
One reason for this false reporting is that teacher, counselor, administration, etc. positions and salaries are directly related to the test scores of the students under them. Teachers and others don’t want to fail along with their students. Also, failing teachers means failing schools – which may mean school closures or other unpleasant consequences.
Some lies about school achievement take place to protect jobs, or to placate parents.
False reporting of grades makes it challenging to figure out which grades accurately reflect the academic knowledge of students. These false reports help hide the fact that education is diminishing across this country.
Very sad is the fact that too many people think it is alright to lie.
These inflated grades should not be used as a reason to discard all grades. Thankfully some people are still honest (a virtue that is neither encouraged in most national curriculum nor encouraged within most schools anymore). Still, some students have actually earned the grades they have (whether those grades are high, average or low). Continue reading →
Some past examples in Colorado that dishonestly increased government power – Amendment 69 will be a repeat disaster, only on a larger scale.
1) Campaign Financing Laws – were designed to steal more power
Here in Colorado, Campaign Finance Laws were marketed as good for everyone. I personally watched the first one pushed through at the capitol by a very far-left gentleman who was carving out more power for his interests, and taking away the voice of those he did not agree with.
Below view the short 3 minutes 20 second clip from the debate:
Who is Dinesh D’Souza?
Dinesh D’Souza was born in India, and in 1983 graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Dartmouth College.
He is a conservative, a defender of Christianity, and says our prosperity and freedom are because of our Christian roots. He wrote The Roots of Obama’s Rage, and then made the movie 2016: Obama’s America: Unmaking the American Dream. He debated Bill Ayers about American Exceptionalism.
[My Note: Dinesh has paid greatly for speaking the truth.]