About the FCAT and this 'Special Diploma'
I read a post some days (weeks?) ago. Had to be here since this is the only forum I use ATM. The guy was talking about this 'special diploma' that schools are now offering to students who are not ready for the normal FCAT exams. I tried to search for the thread but I could not find it. Anyway, for the OP of that thread and all ppl who contributed, from the bottom of my heart:
I went to a PTA. I was told about how hard it is for my kid to keep up with the rest. I was offered the easy way out, the 'special diploma'. They were really trying to convince me. Then I remembered that thread and I ask them: "So with this special diploma, my son will basically work on a grill at some fast food for the rest of his life?". The room went silent.
I did not accepted this diploma. It is the most unfair thing I have ever seen on an education program. Even a guy who never went to school can take an equiv test and have better options.
So, I'll do whatever it takes. I already prepared an area inside my home office, to use it with my son as a study room. I've been looking for websites with information about FCAT tests; things like test examples, study software, etc. I talked with the kid and he understands that this needs to be done. He is even happy about this father&son FCAT study initiative I'm scheduling here at home.
But again, to however it was: Thanks! Thanks for making me aware of this!