"Robert Houston" <email@example.com> wrote in message news://firstname.lastname@example.org...
> That is what they are saying "now" three years from now the same gutless > worms will make the passing percent whatever it takes to make them look like > "the education governor".
I don't doubt that at all. Believe me, I was appalled when they announced the "phase-in" grades. These are adolescents, and, adolescents being what they were certainly took the easy way out - you get to use a calculator *and* only have to make 50% to pass .... why worry?
I know more than one teacher who was shocked when they found that the calculator really didn't do much good - and all year they were telling their students that since they had the GodAlmighty calculator they didn't have to worry about the test.