By the way, did you see the news report in this past Friday's Denver Post that relates to us that "Denver high school students have performed poorly on Advanced Placement tests during the past five years"?
We've had our public schools operating under this 'accountability/testing/standards' theory now since Roy Romer was governor of Colorado ... and saw this schooling method accelerated under Gov. Owens, inspired by his pal George W. Bush. Today, we see Gov. Ritter and Lieut. Gov. O'Brien and President Obama wanting even more money and resources allocated into this scheme.
What have we to show for over ten years of this standards and testing mania? Drop-out rates climbing, their own test scores stagnating or declining, remedial college classes expanding ... and students performing poorly on Advanced Placement tests.
And the Denver Public Schools answer to this failure? "... all freshmen, sophomores and juniors will take the PSAT, a college-readiness assessment, in October."
Even less instruction time and even more testing!
The quacks are indeed running the schools.