Friday, March 8, 2019

Oklahoma report cards ‘an utter disgrace’

"What does it say that Oklahoma's supposedly improved A-F school report cards grade schools on a curve?" The Oklahoman's editorial board asks today. "While there are now fewer A schools, many previously F-graded schools are apparently inflated out of the bottom category."

As my colleague Trent England observes: "Oklahoma school grades now not only set lower standards for schools with more minority students ... they also grade on a curve. In other words, it's not about excellence, just about being a little better than the building down the street. What an utter disgrace."

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