I found it odd that Superintendent Pratt-Dannals said we are preparing more students than ever for college especially when a Times Union article three weeks ago said that 70 percent of Duval County graduates had to take remedial courses before they started taking college classes, though then he said the tests weren’t asking the right questions.

But what I found truly amazing is when he said, when talking about passing students not ready to be successful at the next level, “We’re not interested in students moving along without the necessary skills,” he said. “We’re also not interested in them being held back.” I guess you really can have your cake and eat it to if you work for the school board.

Chris Guerrieri

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