At the fourth-grade level, however, the numbers tell a different story. U.S. students showed no improvement over 1995's math score of 518 and a six-point drop from that year's science score of 542.Apparently, emerging means failing. Now that doesn't sound so pretty. In fact as a parent, if I hear my child is "failing," I know that is bad. Pretty ironic that the same day we find out that our children are failing when compared to their international peers, Albuquerque Public Schools decides to do away with all that traditional grading nonsense. Now they plan on using words like emerging, nearing proficient, proficient and advanced.
What ’s in a name? That which we call a roseI do believe the same could be said for something that smells awful. Failing is failing. School Districts shouldn't try to make it "smell" any other way.
By any other name would smell as sweet.