Wednesday, August 14, 2013

State's Largest School System Rejects School Grades

The state's largest school system is bailing out on the state's school grades because, as the Tony Bennett scandal demonstrated, they could be manipulated. The Ft. Wayne Community Schools board voted 6-to-1 for the resolution that says it will no longer give public recognition to A to F grades. Board president Mark GiaQuinta said, “Once we learned that the system could be manipulated based, in part, on campaign contributions,that certainly was the final nail in the coffin.” The board has invited other districts to adopt their resolution. Chuck Little of the Indiana Urban Schools Association said "I’m glad that someone led the way." Read more here. WLFI reports that Lafayette School Corporation is not likely to follow Fort Wayne's lead.

LSC unlikely to join grading scale rejection