Sunday, June 05, 2022

Dummying Of America

 When I was teaching, guessing correctly on approximately 50% of math multiple choice questions got the student a passing grade. I remember my group of seniors who had never passed a math class all passing this exam. I repeatedly told them they still knew no math and had a long way to go if they wanted to succeed in college. I met several on the college campus 3 years after high school graduation and they were still struggling with remedial math and lacked proper skills to get help, study and pass.

Now the Regents has decided anyone with a grade between 50 and 64 can appeal and get a waiver to graduate.  We aren’t helping these students, we are hurting them. Dumbing down requirements is not only not preparing them for the future, it is holding them back.  

Sorry shape of education today.