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Journal Article: Where Is Lake Wobegon, Anyway?

Categories

EDUCATION -- Standards, PROMOTION (School), GRADING & marking (Students), EDUCATION -- United States, UNITED States

Authors

Rothstein, Richard

Published

1998

Publisher

Phi Delta Kappa International

Abstract

Asserts that social promotion cannot be blamed for the deterioration of school standards. Social promotion as the practice of promoting children whose performance is below grade level; How California and New York City have responded to social promotion; Problem with rewarding students merely for being in school, rather than for proficiency; How varied backgrounds predispose children to perform differently.

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