Exhibit 3183 in why Boards of Education are often dumber than the children in the schools they are supposed to be running.
To soothe the bruised egos of educators and children in lackluster schools, Massachusetts officials are now pushing for kinder, gentler euphemisms for failure.
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Instead of calling these schools “underperforming,” the Board of Education is considering labeling them as “Commonwealth priority,” to avoid poisoning teacher and student morale.
Schools in the direst straits, now known as “chronically underperforming,” would get the more urgent but still vague label of “priority one.”
The smart thing to do would be to ensure children get a proper education would, not worry about symbolic words or labels. Or as Joanne Jacobs says– “They must think their administrators, teachers and students aren’t very bright.”
In other news- A Florida school board may ban energy drinks from school because four children got sick after sipping one. If my children were alive, they would be going to Catholic school.