Voice from the Commonwealth Commentary, World Views and Occasional Rants from a small 'l' libertarian in Massachussetts
"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest for freedom, go home and leave us in peace. We seek not your council nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams
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"Me fail English? That's unpossible". In Ontario it may soon also be noproblem.
Ontario is considering an "alternate diploma" for students who fail the province-wide Grade 10 literacy test that is a requirement for high school graduation, Elizabeth Witmer, the Education Minister, said yesterday.
"There is a suggestion that has been put forward that maybe we should look at an alternate diploma that students would receive if they were not going into post-secondary education and might just be making a choice that would be different such as going into an apprenticeship program," Ms. Witmer said.
Her remarks came one day after the province's testing agency released results showing 56% of Grade 10 students who do not plan to attend college or university failed the reading or writing or both portions of last February's literacy test.
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