No sweat. Recover! A few days online, perhaps 10 to 20 hours. Don’t actually learn much. Just click and click until stumbling upon acceptable answers. Sure beats the chumps who did try for 900 hours of class and perhaps 400 hours of homework/studying.
This is not your father’s social promotion and overruling of teachers. “Credit recovery” comes with the imprimatur of “learn at your own pace!”
“Bria was struggling on a world history quiz, the same 10-question, multiple-choice quiz she had taken five times.”
Attention human capital reformers! This is something that drives urban teacher batty.
With Greene and Swanson having led an admirable effort to expose our nation’s high dropout rates circa 2000, this is the response of some districts: lower the bar until there’s not a bar.
Despite alarm bells in the Redwood Forests, credit recovery is the rage: from the Gulf Stream waters, to Kosciusko MS (100% success!), to Lakeville, IN (where, predictably, CR also allowed the local school to hire a basketball coach. Two birds with one crossover. Go Hoosiers!)
–Guestblogger Michael “Goldstein Goes Wild”