Regarding the Nov. 17 Metro article “It’s final — Montgomery to eliminate final exams”:
It appears that the Montgomery County Board of Education is more concerned with concealing failure rates than educating students. Roughly 15 years ago, activists uncovered wide variations in the required passing scores among the county’s high schools. The county school system was forced to establish the same passing grade countywide, and the high failure rates in some schools were revealed. Now, having failed to solve the failure rate problem, the district again is concealing it.
The article quoted a school board member quoting Albert Einstein, but I’ll quote Mark Twain: “In the first place, God made idiots. That was for practice. Then he made school boards.”
Julie Lees, Silver Spring