She however wasn’t there this week as the State Board of Education voted to ratchet up concordant scores to the Algebra I test which will undoubtedly cause a drop in our graduation rates effecting mostly poor and minority students.
This picture is from the Tampa Times and it doesn’t do the meeting justice.
The State Board of Education has six rich and white businessmen on it, and to say their combined education experience was lacking would be an understatement. These are the people responsible for creating and implementing education policy. I don’t know if Marva Johnson missed the meeting to protest her “token” status, but I wouldn’t be surprised.
These men got theirs, what do they care if they hurt poor and mostly minority children.
The only woman in attendance, Education Commissioner Pam Stewart said, Education Commissioner Pam Stewart said the board’s vote means districts will have to offer students better instruction and more options to relearn material but can no longer let them “get through the system through a loophole.”
You know because teachers suck and have just been going through the motions. Hey Florida to help teachers out why don’t you pay them poorly, make their classes huge and not give them the resources that need (sic). Oy vey, Pam Stewart is apparently a terrible and uncaring human being as she casually dismisses the future of children.
Come on Florida can’t and shouldn’t we be doing better than this?