From the Huffington Post: California shuts down programs in two schools that color-code students’ ID cards and notebooks based on their standardized test scores.
Good for the state, I guess, but seriously? What administrator thinks it’s a good idea to color-code students based on test scores? School officials said:
At the time, school officials said they saw the cards as a motivator, citing “tremendous results, and the kids love it.”
Are you kidding me? I don’t even know how to comment on this, I find it so repulsive. I have known some incredible administrators, my mother included, and I can honestly say this is an anomaly. At least I hope it is. Thank goodness the state stepped in, but how sad that it was necessary. It’s up to the people closest to students to protect them from the idiocy of crappy educational policies.