Why Grade Students If Texas Campuses Can't Take the A-F Heat?

If assigning grades to students is a pillar of education, what's unfair about doing the same for Texas schools?Educators reacted to Friday's release of tentative grades for their districts with even less enthusiasm than students show for summer homework. And with a lot more backtalk than they'd allow in their own classrooms.Consider these words from DeSoto superintendent David Harris, whose district received two Fs and two Ds: "This continued attack on public schools, your DeSoto public schools, is an attack on the foundation of our country."Similar apocalyptic responses will only grow louder as district leaders lobby the 85th Legislature, which will convene Tuesday, to kill the A-F grading system.  Continue reading...

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