Marta Russell ap888 at
Wed Feb 10 21:25:11 PST 1999

Enrique Diaz-Alvarez wrote:

> Doug Henwood wrote:
> Might it have something to do with the perception that education is
> "easy"? I mean, most of these students are pretty much guaranteed a B+
> just for showing up and going through the motions, whether they learn
> anything or not. Fear of flunking is a surprisingly good substitute for
> (and often a precursor to) love of learning, I think.

Well Clinton or was it Gray Davis (gov of california) just made a big speech about no more passing kids on "social promotion" rather than grades. Watch this one to see if there are better results.


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