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  •  You didn't hear me say that. (2+ / 0-)
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    radical simplicity, DFWmom

    Nobody should get a free pass. Your school was able to succeed because it was able to set its own standards and meet them and the government was able to help them provide a top quality education. In this situation, the state made no effort to work with these kids that I could tell from the story. It just came completely out of the blue and shut down the school.

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      I was making the point about how standard testing should be used and,given culturally neutral tests, students at schools in deprived areas can achieve as well in such tests as those in wealthy areas.

      You may have noted that my school had reached a low point where outside intervention was likely. There was a real possibility of  the school being taken over, completely re-organised and all the teachers sacked within a couple of years.

      Outside assessment by local authority advisors has just rated the standard of teaching as good or better.
      BTW, I did not make it clear that it was a whole class that were in the UK top 10 and world top 2O in the last round of Mathletics

      We will work, we will play, we will laugh, we will live. We will not waste one moment, nor sacrifice one bit of our freedom, because of fear.

      by Lib Dem FoP on Fri May 17, 2013 at 11:03:30 AM PDT

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