Friday, February 17, 2017

Two quick things on last night's Worcester School Committee meeting

  • On this Burncoat goes Goddard Scholars proposal: Goddard Scholars admits based on state standardized test scores. Will this proposed academy do the same? If so, that shuts out students whose parents refuse the state test on their behalf. It also will raise the same disparities--in race, income, and language--that we see in an arrangement based on test scores.
  • On the chronic absenteeism program: is this an extension of the years-long ad hoc committee that has been operating on absenteeism? If you think "it's taken so many years to get to this point," I invite you to use the search bar to the left for "absenteeism" to see the myriad reports that have been on this issue over the eight plus years of this blog.

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