Wednesday, February 27, 2008

No More Sanctions!

Now Schwarzenegger's proposing sanctions for failing schools.

First of all, aren't sanctions things that we impose on say... dictators in Cuba? Not elementary schools??

Second of all, the minute that someone can satisfactorily explain to me how taking away field trips, teachers' aides, and shuffling around teachers from one "failed" school to another helps kids learn, I'll jump right on the sanctions bandwagon. Until then, I fail to see how our ridiculous system of testing and punishing is helping anybody.
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