CURMUDGUCATION: FL: Third Grade Readers Lose

The slightly-cranky voice navigating the world of educational “reform” while trying to still pursue the mission of providing quality education.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

FL: Third Grade Readers Lose

And another sad chapter in the Floridian assault on education comes to a sad close.

We’ve been following this story for a while. Florida has a third grade reading test requirement– Florida’s third graders must show they can score high enough on the state Big Standardized Test, no matter what else they’ve done. Florida’s “Just Read, Florida” (because the way to get students to read is to just insist they do it) is like many versions of this bad idea, and last May, a handful of families put it to the test (with the stubborn assistance of their county school systems– not all Florida counties chose to be part of this exercise in idiocy).

READ MORE HERE: CURMUDGUCATION: FL: Third Grade Readers Lose

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