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IF ANYONE IS INTERESTED, I RECEIVED THE FOLLOWING EMAIL IN RESPONSE TO MY HAVING LEFT A COMMENT FOR THAT DAILY NEWS STORY:Dear anonymous – I saw your comment on my story about Flushing High School and am interested to hear more about what your school does if you’re willing to talk with me. (I can keep your name out of it entirely, though I, of course, don’t know anything about you at this point.) I understand quite a few schools have the same or similar grading systems to what Flushing put in place this spring. What exactly have been the rules at your school? How do the students you know failed end up passing? Do you know how it happens?Please email me back or feel free to give me a call when you have a moment to talk more.http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/education/2011/06/26/2011-06-26_ya_mean_all_i_gotta_do_is_show_up_and_i_pass.html?comments=1Best,Rachel MonahanEducation reporterNY Daily Newso: 212-210-2174
It will be interesting to see what happens in September with the new ATR rules. I know that many schools have been using ATRs to fill non-posted vacancies (without appointing them to they remain free to the building). I was one of them this past year. Now that the schools (supposedly) will not be able to do that, it may be interesting to watch the shenanigans that administrators come up with to fill the holes. Fifty in a class, anyone?
Technology has brought this world to what it is today, technology may one day turn out to be the biggest curse we have ever known. There is no free lunch, and the free lunch kills.
The reliance on technology is what chaz has said, a band-aid that hides the academic flaws in a student's life and does not cure the disease of ineptitude.
Computer has been replacing workers everywhere you look in an increasing quick pace, why not teachers? It is just a matte of short time for education to be an automated or semi-automated process with fewer and feweer teachers. Word processing never completely replaces many unique qualities of handwriting, but over 90% of writing are now done on computers rather than being manually written. Teachers just like handwriting have their place but much reduced one.
The technology is used to control information, and information is used to control the workforce.It's as simple as that.
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