Sunday, September 9, 2012

A School Leader Who Really Understands How to Assess a Student's Growth

A 16-year-old girl finds out that she is pregnant. The school finds out. She is escorted to her locker, told to take her things and leave the rest, and sent out of the building.

Forty years later, having grown into a remarkable businesswoman and mother, the former student calls the school and asks what can be done about the degree the school stole from her.

Have a conversation with her. Read a writing sample. Decide that she has demonstrated far and beyond the competency to deserve her high school diploma. Then, have a lovely private ceremony where she can finally graduate.

Glad no one is saying she needs to take the ACT!