California school has lost its mind

Discussion in 'Special Ed 101' started by JJJ, Oct 5, 2011.

  1. JJJ

    JJJ Active Member

  2. shellyd67

    shellyd67 Active Member

    I think I have heard it all now ! Geeze my poor difficult child would want to quit school if this happened in our state. This plan ole stinks !
  3. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip

    Oh, how nice. Discrimination based on test performance?!

    I used to do horribly on tests. Yet, I was in the "fun" class for advanced students. So...

    I wouldn't mind color coded based on... Whether or not you have a prepaid lunch account! Jeesh.
  4. Malika

    Malika Well-Known Member

    Hmmm.... shades of 1984.
  5. InsaneCdn

    InsaneCdn Well-Known Member

    Or they could color code based on volunteer hours, kindness, exemplary citizen stuff... sure. Because you can be very limited in capacity and have a heart of gold, and do very well as a "citizen" even if you can't do well in school. And you can do well in school and be a total loser in life... so sure, why not flag THAT trend???

    but school performance?????
  6. keista

    keista New Member


    It reminds me of a school exercise they did in the middle school which had off put me a bit, but was just fine for son, but I did only get all the info after the fact and my thoughts went out to the struggling kids. It was a week long "real life" experience. The kids were paid based on their grades. Logic being the better your grades, the more money you will make in the future (boy if I had to do that I would have ended up completely delusional) They had to take this money and find a place to live, buy a car, and set monthly budgets. Good exercise, just the cash delivery thing seemed a bit short sighted.