Education - Florida Style

What do you do when your students can't pass the exam?
You lower the passing score...of course!

Passing score lowered for FCAT Writing exam
Emergency meeting called over drastic drop in FCAT scores

Sadly, the 99% are going to stay in the 99%
especially if they don't learn how to read, write and do basic math.
Lowering the passing score isn't going to help these students in the long run.

This would never happen in Japan, Korea, China, Russia, France, Germany, etc.
Why is this deemed to be acceptable here?
Just asking.