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Hungry Kids Make Parody Song, Save Plummeting Test Scores?

Hungry Kids Make Parody Song, Save Plummeting Test Scores?

The new Michelle Obama-sponsored school lunch policy might not be doing as much for kid’s health as we’re to believe. It seems they just aren’t serving enough food, and teenagers are resorting to external sources like fast food restaurants for the sustenance they need. Clearly, more regulations are in order. We can’t have them circumventing our poorly-thought out policies!

However, it seems to be doing wonders for their creative abilities. Check out this video/parody song some students made in response to this madness:

Maybe this tiny-lunch policy is the solution to our falling test scores. After all, Rendell says it wasn’t his fault. He certainly gave them plenty of money. The Times-Tribune has the story:

A decline in statewide student achievement scores can be attributed to state education spending cuts and is certainly not tied to cheating on tests, said former Gov. Ed Rendell on Monday.

“The evidence of cheating is minuscule compared to the numbers of students,” Mr. Rendell told the Pennsylvania Press Club. “I think funding matters.”

Six school districts are under investigation by the education department for cheating, including Scranton and Hazleton area.

Mr. Rendell’s comments put him directly at odds with remarks made by Secretary of Education Ron Tomalis on Friday upon releasing Pennsylvania System of School Assessment scores from last spring showing fewer students are proficient in math, reading and writing. New security procedures in place for those tests led to a truer measure of student achievement and indicate scores being artificially inflated by the cheating of teachers or administrators, said Mr. Tomalis.

The current administration doubled down on Mr. Tomalis’ comments Monday.

“There’s no question that the cheating scandal that took place when he (Mr. Rendell) was governor had a significant impact on the test scores,” said Gov. Tom Corbett’s spokesman, Kevin Harley, when contacted later.

 

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