Gov. Says State May Need To Lower Academic Standards –

(Am I the only person in Hawaii that sees how incredibly stupid this is? Improve the teaching quality by paying teachers better and you don’t have to lower the standards. By lowering the standards we are lowering our common ability to succeed….I can’t tell you how mad this kind of thing makes me and it happens in Hawaii all the time….cd)
Gov. Linda Lingle said some Board of Education members may be on the right track by calling for a re-evaluation and possible lowering of the academic standards following the results of a recent test of students.
Results from recent public school assessment tests show scores are flat or declining for Hawaii’s middle and high school students.Gov. Says State May Need To Lower Academic Standards – Yahoo! News