Comments: A Failure Policy that Succeeds

What puzzles me is why she and the other teachers were so skeptical of the idea in the first place. ``Self-esteem'' problems if they weren't promoted? What about the ``self-esteem'' of someone graduating high school who can barely write her own name?

Of course, if they push 'em on through like that, then they don't have to waste their time actually, you know, *teaching* the kids. (What a drag that must have been - all that drilling, all that repetition.) Better to just pass them on; then they're not your problem anymore.

Anyway, I'm glad this gal finally came around. I hope she's not the only one.

Posted by Anne at March 30, 2004 05:13 PM

You and me both, Anne.

Posted by Debbye at April 1, 2004 12:22 AM