Texas Ed: Comments on Education from Texas

June 26, 2006

TAKS tutoring for adults?

Filed under: Education reform, High School, High Stakes Testing, TAKS — texased @ 9:25 pm

Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas – TAKS retest for diploma:

Maria Garay, 18, of Corsicana, will return for the test. Maria passed three of the four sections of the TAKS, but hasn’t been able to get past the science portion. She wanted to go to summer school for remedial help, but her family couldn’t afford for her to be away from her job at McDonald’s that much.

Aren’t they allowed to find their own tutors if necessary?

Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas – TAKS retest for diploma:

“We’ve had numerous children take it three times,” Phillips said.

We need another word. At 18, or even 17 or 16, I don’t think they’re children. Again, I think it’s an indicator of the problem of dealing with high school students, personal responsibility, and authority.

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