Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Achievement Gap - a Murky Memo


Call to action...

To: All teachers
From: Dr. Flumsy, Principal
Re: Closing the Achievement Gap

I just received Murky Vista's 2017 CST scores and once again our more-advantaged students scored higher than our less-advantaged students. Despite our best efforts, we are failing to close the Achievement Gap. Perhaps it’s time for a different approach.

So far, we've been trying to raise the low scores. Maybe it would be easier to lower the high scores. Obviously we can't stop teaching the more-advantaged students completly, but we can confine their instruction to Worst Practices. After all, we don't want to be in violation of the No Child Gets Too Far Ahead Act.

At Friday's staff meeting we will brainstorm ways to keep our more-advantaged students from learning anything new until our less-advantaged kids can catch up. So, put on your thinking caps and bring your best ideas for bad teaching. 


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