Gov. outlines education reforms to Legislature

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  • EJM Herriman, UT
    Jan. 18, 2011 6:28 p.m.

    We have social promotion in this state as well and it is a travesty. Kids that can't read or write at grade level should never be advanced but often times are because of parental pressure. If Timmy or Susie can't read and write hold them back, provide remedial assistance in the summer and if they still can't pass benchmark tests they don't advance. That is one reason why I am in favor of the Common Core Course Standards. Why not have tests that are normed that can prove, without a shadow of a doubt, if a student can read, write and 'rithmetic? Why does the Eagle Forum stand in opposition to this? And please don't go the "parents know best" route in this case. Harvard could care less if Timmy was educated at home. If he doesn't have great ACT or SAT test scores (as one criteria) he is not going Ivy League. In fact, look at who gets into the four year schools and ALL of them require a standardized test score. So why be against the CCC standards that could lead to improved scores?