My take on the Registers ditorial summary of our superintendent who is leaving and taking her carpetbag with her and where the editorial could have added some information.
I agree with most of your assessments in the April 7 editorials, about the “reign” of Dr. Sebring as the superintendent of the Des Moines Schools , with a few exceptions. You for example praise her for raising student test scores. This is akin to saying a new managing-editor at the DM Register improved reporters handwriting, grammar and typing skills. And when we talk about test scores, exactly whose scores did she raise? Did she raise all of the student’s scores across the district or just those in the bottom half? Finally why is it that when test scores go up we praise the superintendent and when they go down we blame the teachers? Is this the same logic that finds us spending all of our educational capital on the less able students and then bemoaning the fact that our SAT/ACT scores are falling?