From the daily archives: Saturday, April 28, 2012

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 […]

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