Anaheim Union kills color-coded ID program

Oct 6, 2011 Read more: The Orange County Register 6

Anaheim Union High School District on Thursday killed a controversial incentive program that assigned students color-coded ID cards and planners based on state test scores, required those who performed poorly to stand in a separate lunch line and awarded the others with discounts.

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Duh

Long Beach, CA

#1 Oct 7, 2011
Every one knows that the State Test Scores skyrocketed from 700 to 850 over the span of time that the program has been in place. The State "average" score is 800.

JFK High accomplished their GOAL of improving education but the inherent DISHONESTY of "political correctness" kiiled the successful program.

Thanks to the administrators for trying to do what was best for our kids.

We don't care about education in California.
We think it is better to "feel good" than to actually "DO GOOD" for our own children.

We have a sadistic disregard for doing what is BEST for our kids. Parents are too immature to demand any standards of excellence from our Public Schools.
Timmay

Irvine, CA

#2 Oct 7, 2011
Wow... Yeah I think they did go about it the wrong way. It is great to motivate children to do better but not by making kids stand in different lines and etc.

However, I guess the real question is how do you go about it and make it positive for all?
Sue Robbins

Long Beach, CA

#3 Oct 7, 2011
Timmay wrote:
Wow... Yeah I think they did go about it the wrong way. It is great to motivate children to do better but not by making kids stand in different lines and etc.
However, I guess the real question is how do you go about it and make it positive for all?
This had nothing to do with the children. This served to remind their parents that they had failed to raise their children to be able to "buckle down" and put in the work needed to assure that they could stand on their own two feet when they become adults.

Better to cater to those who fail, and pander to those who play rather than study rather than inspire them to make something of themselves and succeed in LIFE.
HKG

Mumbai, India

#4 Oct 8, 2011
EDUCATION IS BEST WAY TO GET EVERY THING I AM AGREE WITH YOU
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eyreo

Mumbai, India

#6 Oct 8, 2011
EDUCATION IS BEST WAY TO GET EVERY THING I AM AGREE WITH YOU

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Timmay

Irvine, CA

#7 Oct 13, 2011
Sue... I don't think so. How was it a reminder to the parents? I know when I was in the school I did not care about these tests at all. They were more of an annoyance then anything since they did nothing for my own grade. Just so the state can say we have really good schools. This is why your point is very umm how to put this politely... Way off base and confusing.

Parents cannot control how their kids do on tests. They can send them off to tutoring and spend countless hours however, there are different things that come into play. Some kids just do not care, some kids are good test takers who do not have to try like my cousin and some have to study days on end to do decent like my sister. There are also those who just do not do well on a test like me. A test can feel like being put on the spot and your mind becomes clouded. My math teacher knew that and after a test he would call me up and tel me to look again at a few problems. Sure enough once the anxiety of the test was over I remembered better and I would change it.
Sue Robbins wrote:
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This had nothing to do with the children. This served to remind their parents that they had failed to raise their children to be able to "buckle down" and put in the work needed to assure that they could stand on their own two feet when they become adults.
Better to cater to those who fail, and pander to those who play rather than study rather than inspire them to make something of themselves and succeed in LIFE.

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