Friday, August 01, 2003

Education Politics

Still drunk. Still posting

Great article in today's times, High School Under Scrutiny for Giving Up on Its Students
, which looks into a school in Brooklyn that is forcing borderline students out, and then hiding the fact that they've dropped out.

Raising standards alone don't improve schools. Administrators will just find ways of getting around it. They won't actually educate the kids, because that seems to be too hard. Instead they'll look for bureaucratic shortcuts. Just fire the lot of them, I say. Vouchers, anyone?

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