- Math Programs Shift to Protect Students from Md. State Tests
- wjla.com, 16 Jan 2006 (AP).
A Maryland graduation test has school officials in Prince George's County looking to protect students who might fail it. The Washington Post reports . . . . .
- Lagging Freshmen Reassigned Before Test; Pr. George's Creates 2-Year Algebra Class
- Post, 16 Jan 2006 (by Nick Anderson, Washington Post Staff Writer).
At least 2,500 ninth-graders in Prince George's County will abruptly move this week from a standard one-year algebra course into a two-year program, shielding the struggling students from a state graduation test this spring that officials said they were likely to fail. . . .
- [Comment: I can't help wondering how much of the student failure problem is caused by the school system's failure to provide math teachers.]
- Parents want math teacher to replace substitute
Stephen Decatur Middle School students have been without a math teacher for two months and parents are concerned that they are not receiving an adequate education. . . .
- Killing Made Easy
- Post, 16 Jan 2006 (Editorial)
- [Questions: Where are the parents? Were these students and their parents prosecuted fpr violating existing gun laws? If not, why not? Why does the Post tend to ignore enforcement and prosecution issues and failures when reporting and commenting on gun laws?]
. . . Three Maryland jurisdictions -- Baltimore City, Baltimore County and Prince George's -- accounted for more than half of all school weapons incidents (the statistics include knives) in the state. Prince George's tallied 533 weapon suspensions in 2004-05, up 74 percent from 306 in 1999-2000. . . .