Part II: An Analysis of School Performance Related to Family
Unintended negative consequences of Louisiana’s school
Another unintended consequence of the grading of schools using student test scores frustrates the mission of schools designed to address the needs of handicapped or troubled students. The schools for the deaf and visually impaired and a charter school for dyslexia are all rated F by our system of rating schools. This is outrageous considering the valuable services provided by these schools. In addition, practically all the alternative schools addressing the needs of suspended students and potential dropouts are rated F. The rating system has no relation to the purpose of those schools and it serves only to smear the reputations of their highly dedicated educators.