High school juniors who do well on the state’s tough new standardized test will not have to take remedial classes if they attend a Delaware college or four-year university, state leaders announced Tuesday
Folks there is a lot of smoke and mirrors with Markell’s education agenda. Again it will be the more affluent students getting by the college gate keeper. The impact on our neediest students will be minimal.
Sounds so wonderful that students can test out of remedial college classes before they even apply. Wouldn’t it just make sense to end social promotion with will ensure all students are “really” ready for college or career.
The weight of a high school diploma has declined rendering it valueless. An Associated Degree is becoming the new high school diploma.
Again this year nearly 50% of graduating college students graduating with a bachelors degree won’t find employment in their field of study. They work in jobs playing about 60% what they would if working in their field of study. Then in comes student loan payments.
We’re herding more and more children off the college stuffing their pockets with college loans to only come out the other end to a stagnated economy. Those with Associate Degrees will struggle in competing for jobs with such a large pool of those with bachelors degrees.
As far as the Smarter Balanced Assessment being tied to college admissions, it a dangerous love affair and deep seeded in politics. Markell has now created scare tactics the will undermine the opt-out movement. Surely it won’t look good on college and university applications where students put “opt-out” of standardized testing. It will be a red flag to university and college admissions offices that the student is a radical and parents helicopter parents.
Dear Delaware legislators! Jack is out in 2016 and the education reform house of cards will fall! And many of you Markell ass-kissing legislators will pay the price at the polls! Markell’s “Arrangement” will be used against you to not support the opt-out legislation.
The bottom line is, either a student needs remedial math or reading or not. And you can bet out most neediest at-risk student won’t get smaller class sizes! The standardized state test can’t be the only yardstick and college and university must continue their entrance assessments. Remember folks, the capitalist still need people to work minimum wage and pick up the trash.