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TACOMA: Don’t penalize top students

Letter by Janis M. Jensen, Tacoma on June 30, 2011 at 5:26 pm | 31 Comments »
June 30, 2011 5:26 pm

My granddaughter, who has always received top grades in her classes, just completed the sixth grade at Truman Middle School, earning straight As in all her “highly capable” classes. She has just been informed that she no longer qualifies for the “highly capable” classes because she didn’t do so well on her standardized tests.

Maybe she didn’t feel well that day, or maybe she freezes up during testing. As a mature and responsible student, she should be commended for her top grades, not penalized.

Which of our highly esteemed educators made this decision? No wonder the taxpayers are tired of funding education.

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