In case you missed it…

This week’s Education Week (3/12/2008, p. 4) reported that the West Virginia Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case of a functionally illiterate high school graduate who can only read on the 3rd grade level.No Child Left Behind Legislation and increased states standards have thrown aside the curtain on students who graduate without the necessary skills to enter the workforce or go on to higher education.  The court seems to be saying that it is the responsibility of school systems to insure that the graduates of its high schools have the capabilities to do work at the graduate level and not read at the 3rd grade level.