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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Ron Littlepage completely misunderstands the importance of school grades

I will let his words do the talking for him.

In an article defending Superintendent Vitti, Littlepage wrote.

Hall and the NAACP complained about the increase in the number of Duval schools that the state recently tagged with D’s and F’s.
They conveniently ignored the fact that those grades are meaningless because the state keeps changing the rules, making year-to-year comparisons worthless.

Sure they are meaningless unless you are trying to sell your house and you live in a neighborhood with an F or D school.

Or unless you are a teacher and your VAM score is low because students at our poorer schools don’t do as well. Not only can you lose out on school recognition money but you can potentially lose your job.

Sure they are meaningless unless you are a charter school operator looking for easy pickings. Wait who am I kidding, charter schools only set up in affluent neighborhoods now.

School grades are so meaningless that superintendent Vitti warns whoever he can that unless we blow up our neighborhood schools the state will take them over.

They are not meaningless. they are clubs used to punish schools, teachers, students and neighborhoods. Unless they are associated with Vitti, then according to Littlepage they are totally meaningless (sic).

Ron Littlepage should keep to writing about the river and stay away from things he doesn’t know anything about. 

1 comment:

  1. They are so meaningless that my share of the school recognition money is $900 (after taxes).