Failing students one budget cut at a time [Ted Rall cartoon]
California should waste no time reinstating the erasure checks, and should flag eyebrow-raising test gains. And then it should use the information to investigate any schools that seem suspicious. That last step sounds laughably obvious, but Pennsylvania has a system for flagging high numbers of erasures and yet did nothing with the results until education bloggers published a report on the 60 or so flagged schools.
If we don't take these precautions... Well, allow cartoonist Ted Rall to paint a picture of what's next.
We're sure students would be thrilled with this scenario -- until they graduated and learned that limp noodles don't survive very well in the real world.
Cartoon by Ted Rall / For The Times