So on the broad topic of schools & funding, here's a huge pet peeve of mine.
In the Hamilton School District (Waukesha county), middle & high school, they grade on a letter scale in Science (A-F), HOWEVER, if a student takes a lab and scores LESS than an 80, they receive a 0 (yes, ZERO) until they repeat it over & over & over and get above an 80.
It puts the school in a higher state bracket and allows for more funding.
Now, talk about a bunch of shit... So my kid scores a 75 and you give them a ZERO? WTF is that all about?!?! The class has grades A-F, but if it's less than a B, you have an F. Why can't you just make it a pass/fail?
I can't even begin to explain how pissed this makes me and disgusted it makes me with our education system and govt funding practices...