From a recent discussion on the Concerned4DCPS list about a recent NYT article on the numbers of students taking remedial courses at the college level. I have taken the opportunity to revise and extend my remarks. If you want to read these in chronological order, start at the bottom.
On May 18, 2016, at 11:32 PM, KPW <concerned4DCPS@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
I don’t trust, I verify. I share information for people to know what is going on and what is happening so that they can act or respond accordingly. Information is power. Those in the know and wise folks like you will explain what is really going on in your opinion or based evidence. From what I can see though, there are lots of middle class families that need a little remedial help and not all are scholars. It’s not just the poor.
From: Guy Brandenburg firstname.lastname@example.org [concerned4DCPS]
First of all, don’t trust any study from “Education Reform Now”.
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On May 12, 2016, at 10:16 PM, KPW <concerned4DCPS@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
From The New York Times:
Guess Who’s Taking Remedial Classes
A new study shows that schools in privileged communities are failing to prepare significant numbers of students for college.
–KPWHave a Superfantastic Day!