Two recent educational develoments have caused me to do the raised eyebrow.
First, the lowering of 3rd grade reading requirements in the state where I reside, although "State officials have said the new scores so not reflect lower standards" - very puzzling. It would seem that the new scores do reflect that.
Secondly, the revamp of the SAT, which includes elimination of the writing portion and difficult vocabulary words. Again, this is supposedly not seen as lowering standards.
I am so grateful that VC has been accepted to all of the universities to which he applied and I am fairly certain it has a lot to do with his excellent SAT scores.
Why not strive for excellence instead of celebrating mediocrity?