from The [Cleveland] Plain Dealer:
Students pass state test, but at what cost to their education?
by Regina Brett
Tuesday July 22, 2008, 3:10 PM
The school report cards came out in June.
Rocky River Middle School passed the 2008 Ohio Achievement Tests, earned an Excellent rating from the state and met the requirements for Annual Yearly Progress.
For all of those accomplishments, Principal David Root has only one thing to say to the students, staff and citizens of Rocky River:
Root wants to issue an apology. He sent it to me typed out in two pages, single spaced.
Click here to read (at cleveland.com) all the things that he’s apologizing for — all the educationally unsound trade-offs that were made for the sake of achieving those test scores.