American education: mediocre is the new excellent

Thomas Lifson
More evidence that American public education is systematically dumbing down the American people. From Breitbart's Jon David Kahn: Parents are generally proud when their child makes the honor roll, but Beth Tillack, the mother of one such student at Pasco Middle School, is anything but beaming. When examining her son's report card, Tillack read hand written comments from his teacher - including "good job," a smiley face and a note saying her son had made the honor roll.  The only problem was, her son received a "C" and "D" among the grades. Mrs. Tillack, who actually cares about her son learning to strive and who wishes him to escape the cesspool of mediocrity at his government school, hit the roof and got her son's grade revised. Pasco Middle School Principal Kim Anderson explained that handwriting notes of encouragement has been a practice among teachers at the school since the 1990's. However, after Tillack lodged her complaint, Anderson said the school revoked the...(Read Full Post)

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