Thursday, October 14, 2010

Drop the High School Exit Exam??

GO, Krashen, GO!!!

In a letter sent to the Long Beach Star Telegram, October
11, 2010, Dr. Krashen again states: "

There is no scientific evidence showing that increasing testing
increases student learning." As an educator with 40 years of experience, I can attest to that!

Dr. Krashen also touches on the issue of the ever-shrinking budget and suggests a way of reducing our deficit by 5% per year:

"All we have to do is drop the high school exit
exam: According to analyst Jo Ann Behm, the exit exam costs the state about
$600 million per year. Studies of high school exit exams show that they are useless:
They do not lead to higher employment, higher earnings, or improved academic
achievement. In fact, researchers have yet to discover any benefits of having a
high school exit exam."

While we're looking for that non-existing money for our schools, how about cutting some of that useless fat??

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