Does Florida care about science education?
In a piece for the Gainesville Sun, Haught notes that the state has good intentions, with strong new standards and many excellent teachers.
But it also saddles the FCAT science test with many weights, such as not having it count for anything for students.
"This leaves schools scrambling to find ways to motivate students to take the test seriously and to even show up in the first place," Haught writes. "Many schools resort to blatant bribery just to get butts into seats on test day." He continues:
Easy to say, right? But anyone have any thoughts about how to do this?
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