Democrats in North Carolina are proposing a change to the state’s school grading system that will be more lenient toward underperforming schools.
Currently, schools in North Carolina are given a letter grade based on a 10-point scale, with 60 percent being an “F.”
The performance scores are publicly available online and give parents a better look at the various school systems across the state.
But state representatives in the North Carolina General Assembly have introduced H.B. 145 last Thursday, which would change school performance ratings to a 15-point scale.
If this change is implemented, a 60 percent would be considered a “C” grade, which is currently considered a failing grade.
This change is massive not only because it will confuse parents looking for a good school, but it will also allow underperforming schools to continue.
“Student grades would be unaffected by the changing scale system, but would allow underperforming schools to continue operating,” WPLG-TV reported.
Not surprisingly, the local politicians pushing this change are Democrats.
“All 12 House members listed as sponsors on the bill are Democrats, with most of them being from the Charlotte area. Rep. Rosa U. Gill of Wake County and Rep. Zack Hawkins of Durham County are the two local sponsors listed on the bill,” WTVD-TV reported.
There is no doubt that educators in underperforming schools are cheering on this proposal because it will give them added job security.
But ultimately, this change would be a great disservice to students, parents, and communities in North Carolina.
The bill would allow more bad educators and schools to continue their terrible teaching and disciplinary methods without consequence.
As a result, students won’t be guaranteed the quality education they deserve, which will only hold back those who already come from struggling families.
The communities surrounding these underperforming schools will suffer as well because the upcoming generation won’t be properly educated.
Furthermore, unsuspecting parents might send their kids to a school with a “C” grade without knowing the school would have been classified as failing before.
Since Democrats are behind this bill, I have a hunch that the proposal stems from the left-wing belief that everyone should get a participation trophy and that standards are somehow “oppressive.”
Ironically, the left’s push for fewer standards will only hurt the poor, unprivileged and downtrodden people they claim to represent.
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