Toss The School Report Cards

 

September 19, 2019



On today’s front page, readers will find two stories about school report cards issued by the state. These report cards, however, are not necessarily an accurate assessment of the quality of a school. In fact, they are extremely flawed because they are misleading and discriminatory, as well as omitting the vast majority of academic work done in schools.

Schools are given a grade of A-F. The grades themselves are deceiving. Student report cards in K-12 and college are usually based on a 7-point or 10-point scale. School report cards are based on a 15-point scale. Thus, schools receive a gr...



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