Grades are rising but learning is lagging, federal reports find - Los Angeles Times: "Among other things, Hall said, the transcript study provided clear evidence of grade inflation, as well as 'course inflation' %u2014 offering high-level courses that have 'the right names' but a dumbed-down curriculum."
The papers are full of plenty of stories that test scores are rising, but that is not the whole story. There has been a certain undercurrent of worry about grade inflation. But it is much worse then that, whole courses are being inflated.
I keep seeing young people who seem to be missing important skills, but this kicks it up a notch.
I understand that there are plenty of families that cannot afford to do anything but send their children to public school. Just realize that all it is. is a babysitting service not an educational institution.
We have to take care of our children ourselves and teach them ourselves at night and on the weekends.