Thursday, May 17, 2012

Absurd

I read this article from Fox News.  This is really absurd!  The state of Florida lowers the passing grade for writing exam for 4th graders.  In a nutshell, the 4th graders were suppose to write an essay, the topic was "Suppose you or someone else had a chance to ride a camel. Imagine what happens on this camel ride. Write a story about what happens on this camel ride."  Only 27 percent passed.  Then the decision was made to lower the scoring so more students could pass.  One teacher makes this comment, ". "A lot of fourth graders in my school probably don't even know what a camel really is."
I'm sorry, what the heck.. a fourth grader should know what a camel is.  My 4 year old does!  Thank goodness we homeschool.


2 thoughts...:

Karina said...

oh wow, that is crazy.......

Samantha Cernock said...

I agree wholeheartedly.