Finding accurate information about the state’s plan to retain third grade children who are performing poorly in reading has been challenging. Even State Superintendent Heffner is having a problem with the actual impact of the law if the Columbus Dispatch is to be believed.
“State Superintendent Stan Heffner estimated that roughly 15,000 third-graders would have missed the mark and been held back.” (Columbus Dispatch, 4/26/12)
As also noted in the article, 15,000 students would represent nearly 12% of Ohio’s current third grade students.
This is ridiculous, we need to end the discussion of this plan once and […]Full Story... →