Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Your Weekly Liv Finne

Watch it here. To the best of my knowledge there isn't a statewide policy about promotion or retention--that's why you see policies diverge so widely from district to district. Additionally, the research base on retention says that it doesn't work, so it's an unfortunate viewpoint to put forward.

I've retained kids. If you think that a test on a day can or should determine whether a child should be in the next grade or not, you don't know kids.

There's also her slam of Head Start as a "daycare program", which is uncalled for.

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