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Resolutions are a nice start but it is not enough. I too am thankful to see the district realizes what is ahead. If something isn't done, Mr Svetlik's vision of "a train wreck coming" is likely to be eerily accurate.
It's about time! These tests are nothing but a waste of time. In certain grades if the test is failed, the child is given a total of three chances to pass. Even if they fail a third time they are still promoted to the next grade level. So then whats the point of all the stress and wasted time preparing for this test only??? Also, tutoring is only offered by the school prior to the test if a child is struggling in that particular subject. Once the testing is over so is tutoring. That doesn't mean the childs struggling is over and tutoring is no longer needed.
Therefore, we need to localize education. All the way down to the needs and desires of the local tax base. Allow Victorian's to decide the education they wish to provide for the kids in public school. Allow the tax payers to fund 100% of the programs, athletics, extracurriculars. Allow the Victoria voting public to decide what should and should not be taught in the schools. LOCALIZE education. That would be fair.
Amen and thank you board members!
I agree with this. When i was in High School all the teachers did was prepare us for the TAKS test,and then when testing time was over we really didnt do anything in class. If they did away with the state test it would give the teachers a chance to actually teach how they want to teach,and alleviate some of the stress of being pressured to make us pass the test.
I'm really impressed.
This is long overdue. How often do administrators, school board members and teachers across the state come in agreement?
Bravo to the Board of Trustees! Second smart decision they have made in as many months! Way to go!