Usually it is my friend Aaron Adams who writes this sort of rant… but I’m compelled to comment on this flyer sent home with my youngest child earlier this week. He attends Post Middle School in nearby Arlington, WA.
I’ve noted that this school seems to be obsessed with preparing their students to pass the WASL almost to the exclusion of all else. I understand the fear the school’s administration and teachers have of this particular test, as in many ways it is an objective assessment of their performance as well as their students. But…
HOW can they send something like this home to the parents of the community and expect any respect or support?
Seriously? I always hear educators whine and complain about lack of funding, lack of respect, lack of adequate compensation, etc. I can understand their concerns, but for every step forward, they fall two back with efforts like the above.