Saturday, January 9, 2016
Do Florida's business community wants our schools to fail?
It sure seems like it.
If you are against the class size amendment and if you are for charter schools and more high stakes tests, then you don’t know anything about education.
The Times Union did an article about how business leaders are concerned over the new school grading formula. They prefer one that would have more kids and schools failing as if half of all tenth graders failing all or part of the recent FSA isn’t enough.
The problem with labeling so many students and schools as failures is the label doesn’t trigger extra resources or help it triggers nothing but penalties and further erodes the confidence that the public has in our schools which is what I think the point of doing so actually is.
The truth is if they ran their businesses like they want our schools to be run then their business would go out of business but maybe that is the point too.
To read more click the link: http://jacksonville.com/news/metro/2016-01-08/story/business-leaders-concerned-over-new-florida-school-grade-formula