The "point" of this article could be just about anything.
One young lady was told that she was not to return to school as a sophomore. She's not likely to do well on the important test sophomores take in Texas. Okayyy. So then make her return to school as a freshman, get caught up, and totally ace the tests you need to take as a sophomore, right? I mean, that is what MY parents would make me do. Instead, no. The mom "protested" this placement and now blames the school for her daughter's rotten choices in life.
Somehow having to retake a year in high school led to the kid dropping out, never getting a GED, becoming a welfare moocher and popping out three kids before the age of 21.
Riiiiiiight. Please tell me these people are too lazy to vote as well.
Now the superintendent is under federal investigation and
this school district's troubles are being called "by far the worst
education scandal in the country" because he allegedly rigged who would be in which classes in such a way that many of the low-performers wouldn't be tested as sophomores.
Articles like this make me think schools should get bonuses or fines based on the individual student. Wouldn't it make more sense for a public school student's progress to be tracked individually through the system rather than as a demographic group?
You'd think with all the nanny trash cams, individual RFID tracking systems and the like, that a simple system like this could be implemented. I have to conclude educrats just think it's just so much more socially appropriate, and will lead to greater equality of educational outcomes, to label a child by his race, income and gender and then amalgamate the scores. *eyeroll*
The fact is that no one was looking at the individual students in El Paso. But yippee Skippy weren't those demographic groups doing nicely...