The biggest problem with the program is that some kids are just flat dumb. Some kids will fail. Simple as that, but the state doesn't want the public to see a high percentage of kids failing. Less people move into the state, more move away, it hurts the economy, makes the state look bad, makes the school system look bad, etc, and that's what the state is looking at.
Instead, they should be happy when a kid fails. That's one less idiot with a diploma, and one less idiot "free" upon the world.
I actually saw this the other day......true story.....kids had 30 minutes to do a 100 problem math paper. One student didn't finish in time and only answered 58 questions. He got them all correct, so that gave him a grade of 58. The teacher told him not to worry about it because she was going to give him a "class participation grade" of 82, which would balance that 50 out to a 70. WHAT?
So an idiot kid has now passed because the state is worried about how it looks to the other states when the percentage of kids failing is too high?
Swallow your pride schools, and actually start failing those idiot kids rather than trying to make yourselves look better! It's not helping anyone to keep giving diplomas away like they are toilet paper. It doesn't help to threaten schools, threaten teachers, refuse funding, etc, in order to falsely boost the passing numbers (yes, I'm looking at you Federal Government!).
Yes doctor, I am sick.
Sick of those who are spineless.
Sick of those who feel self-entitled.
Sick of those who are hypocrites.
Yes doctor, an army is forming.
Yes doctor, there will be a war.
Yes doctor, there will be blood.....