Thursday, May 18, 2006
I knew it would happen. I knew that somebody would take graduation tests to court and would win. Even though the argument presented here is about English language learners, I think that this will open up way too many "ifs" in the fact that students must pass the test. Personally, I strongly believe in these exit exams. They only test tenth grade requirements, for Pete's sake. It will be hard right now because these tests are being enforced on a population that never had them before. I believe that as new children enter school and work from kindergarten through tenth grade, this test will become part of the pattern. It will not be the exception.