Kids are not in class = learning declines - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • A Parent
    • 24.10.12 | 11:05 (IST)

    The elementary schools are filled with yoetzot and others who need tikim to keep them busy. They take kids out of class for no reason other than to "make work". Often parents just sign a consent under the ruse "we are pleased to inform your child is entitled to free "help"..." Meanwhile the kids are encouraged to invite their friends in class to join them (often the parents dont even know). Result: kids are taken out of class and lose the educational time. It gives work for all of these social workers and educational helpers but mainstream learning suffers. And our kids' test scores reflect the reality.

    from the article: Lies, damned lies and test scores
    First published 05:25 23.10.12 | Last updated 05:25 23.10.12
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