Re: the right to pursue excellence (OBE)

Deborah (dbartle@pacbell.net)
Fri, 09 May 1997 23:28:31 -0700

> I'm still not clear why it necessarily follows that OBE lowers standards.

Rather, than sticking with the old system of A's - F's. there may be
'L' for learning. It is perceived that without this incentive for
acheiving 'the grade' students won't try as hard as they might otherwise,
for one example.


> also don't see where conservatives see the emphasis on "self-esteem" within
> OBE.

It is thought that by protecting the feelings of the average student by
not making him 'feel bad' that he isn't able to make the 'A" grade, the
other students are discouraged from striving for excellance.

Deborah, who doesn't buy any of the above