I got the following e-mail friend, a parent who also happens to be a retired teacher.. Thought I'd share what parents in the know say about education.
I have to tell you Tom got an 80 on his most recent Algebra II/Trig test. Apparently the teacher had to give the kids a 10-point curve because the results were obviously way below expectations. So he would have gotten a 70. All these teachers are giving the kids so many chances….gee is that real life???? He is retaking a Greek test that he got a 65 on. The teacher e mailed us during the vacation and said that the results weren’t very good so he’s retesting the kids. I’m not thrilled with it even though this pumps up his average. I recall failing when I failed and that was the end of it, I had to go for extra help and study.It's no wonder kids know nothing. Bloomberg has done a real bang up job on education. I bet these teachers are only doing what they have to doto keep their jobs. How sad.