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CAHSEE, LAUSD by Lenny Isenberg

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The pedagogic strategy of simply ignoring a problem--  like social promotion and increased violent disruption BY STUDENTS-- has worked so well for the incompetents running LAUSD, that administration has now abandoned the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE), that at best (with its low middle school academic levels in Language Arts and Math) was already not a reasonable or accurate measure of whether a student should be allowed to graduate high school with a diploma. what most of these students wind up achieving is a deep seed inferiority complex, when they predictable fail after their bad K-12 education. They wrongfully feel guilty for the crimes LAUSD leadership is continued to allow to commit in setting them up for failure.  
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I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)

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