The NEA and The Educational Double Standard


In an article in the Des Moines Register on 3/19/13 the NEA ( National Education Association)  is quoted from their website in regards to tracking and ability grouping that . “ For struggling students a steady diet of lower expectations  leads to a low level of motivation toward school. “ Now, stealing from John Grisham,  I would ask you re-read the statement and replace the phrase “Struggling students” with “bright students,” and consider why the ongoing refusal of our schools to ability group has and will be as damaging and dangerous for our upper level students as ability grouping is purported to be for our struggling students.

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About safrisri

I have been a teacher since 1971 and have taught at all educational levels from pre-school to college. My college degree is general science which I arrived at after 5 years and 5 different majors. A degree as it turns out, almost as valuable and in demand as one in Neo-Bulgarian Mythology. I have been around education for around 40 years and can remember when teaching was a pleasant, happy and creative job and our schools were the same. My writings will reflect on my past mistakes and successes and what my students have taught me about education.
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