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Dumb down or raise the stakes, that is the question.

March 18, 2009

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http://mnasa.typepad.com/voice_of_mn_education/

“THERE IS NO WAY OUT OF THE BUDGET SHORTFALL WITHOUT BOTH A TAX INCREASE AND MAJOR CUTBACKS. YOU NEED TO BROADCAST THESE MESSAGES IN YOUR COMMUNITIES:

“It baffles me that the MN Chamber of Commerce insists that the math test become high stakes when not one single one of the world leading countries in education (Finland, Great Britian, Singapore, etc) use high stake graduation tests. They fail to recognize the eventual political kickback that will be set off if 3500-5000 students are denied graduation in 15 months from now. And those kids won’t just be poor kids. Some will be the children of the members of the local members of the Chambers of Commerce.”

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One comment

  1. What kind of society will we be when our future leaders are uneducated?

    Knowledge is the path to development if it is stopped then it society declines – plain and simple.



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