Sunday, October 19, 2014

This Just In


In order to boost its school's college ready index a local high school has decided to give many of its special education classes AP status.  Since the students must take English and History, it costs nothing to add this designation.  When the chairperson was called on the insanity of placing students with borderline IQs in advanced classes, the AP responded "We help the students out on all exams anyway so the only difference now will be my teachers will have to know more advanced questions.  If the teachers want to keep their jobs they will see to it the kids pass."  The AP went on to talk about the outstanding work that will be done in the department.  Kids who could barely read, write and do arithmetic a year ago would now be taking and passing college level classes.

On the side the AP was overheard talking to the principal about the vacation that would be taken with the huge bonus because of these scores.  Once the colleges realized how low functioning these kids really were, the AP would have a margarita in hand and a nice tan.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I only wish this were fiction, but I live and breathe in a building like this!

Anonymous said...

ANY educator that has this information (if true) has an absolute obligation to turn this in to OSI. Absurd allegation.

Pissed Off said...

No AP would ever do this. It is illegal and immoral. The people in charge have kids interests at heart. Pure fiction.

Anonymous said...

If it is true, the AP should be tarred and feathered.

Anonymous said...

I'm in my fifth year of teaching AP Language and Composition to all seniors at a Chicago public high school. This includes seniors with IEPs (Special Education). No shit! We have kids who cannot write a complete sentence enrolled in AP English. We have kids with dysgraphia who cannot and will not ever be able to write enrolled in this class. I've kind of gotten over it by now -- it's not as if the course itself is actually an AP class. Nevertheless, taxpayers subsidize the cost for the AP exams, which is somewhere in the ballpark of 80 bucks per student. This is pretty much an outrage. It's also an outrage that my principal actually pats himself on the back for offering this "equal educational opportunity."