The New York Times reports a new public school grade inflation scandal has just been uncovered in New Jersey.
This latest education scandal didn’t happen in Kentucky. However, with CATS scores soaring through the roof and with pressure of KEES scholarship money tied in part to higher grades, who knows?
Could grading inflation be an issue in Kentucky? Those fast-rising CATS scores offer one clue that games might be getting played. Our continued high levels of college remediation despite increasing high school grade point averages offer another.
If grades are being artificially boosted, it’s going to be up to honest educators – make no mistake, we have a ton of them – to come out like the brave new superintendent did in Fort Lee , New Jersey and promptly expose wrong-doing. Because, sooner or later, the truth almost always surfaces, just like it did in that major metropolitan area school system just across the river from New York City.