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No Testing Surprises Here

So, one in ten LA Unified seniors cannot pass the exit exam?   Dang, that’s shocking.  I thought it would be higher considering how little we have asked from them and they, in turn of themselves.  Is it too much to ask a kid to come to class on time and if he is late to just sit down and be quiet rather than make a whole royal production of his entrance?  Is it too much to ask a kid not to talk back to the teacher or to zip it when the teacher is talking?  Is it too much to ask a kid to open a book to the right page and perhaps learn how to read?  Now it apparently is.

And that’s what happened when some knuckleheads rolled out education reform that consisted of trying to understand the adolescent psyche and telling kids they are beautiful, smart and gifted underneath it all, regardless of how many buildings they tag or how much mayhem they cause.

It used to be that if a student couldn’t read or played around in class that that kid was the knucklehead.  Now it’s the school system for failing to reach him and unlock whatever hidden door has closed and locked in his brain.  Add No Child Left Behind to the mix and it’s a sure recipe for the proliferation of knuckleheads, who then beget other knuckleheads around the same time their peers are graduating.

The answer is to bring more discipline back into the schools and tell the enabling parents and lawyers to take up a hobby or find more productive ways to spend their time.  Our future is serious business and they’ve trampled on it long enough.

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