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While skimming the local newspaper on a recent morning, my attention was arrested by a list of local public schools and their corresponding School Performance Scores (SPS).
For anyone who values education, the scores were abysmal. While in most cases there were slight increases in SPS from 2010 to 2011, the letter grades representing the schools’ final score were enough to make one cringe. The list was rather objectively titled “The Road to Progress” (Daily Leader, Oct. 19), but I wondered whether it was as a result of an acknowledgement of the pitiful state of Louisiana’s education system that the author had not, in a spirit of greater positivity, titled the article “On the Road to Progress.” Perhaps it was merely for lack of space.

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