24 January 2004
Light, meet bushel
The vision of the Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools is "to become the top-performing school district in the nation."
Posting the honor roll apparently conflicts with this vision, or at least with the vision of the district's lawyers: Tennessee's privacy laws, they say, forbid releasing any academic information unless prior permission is given for each item disclosed.
At least one Nashville principal seems happy with the restriction: Dr Steven Baum of Julia Green Elementary School, "a school for Thought and Thoughtfulness" which serves comparatively upscale students, says that "if there are some children that always make it and others that always don't make it, there is a very subtle message that was sent."Posted at 7:21 PM to Dyssynergy
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» The Death of Excellence from ReformK12.com
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