Too perfect

Boots and Sabers links to a “goofy” story about a Houston high school plagued by perfection.

Every student in last year’s 11th-grade class at the DeBakey High School for Health Professions passed every section of the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills.

But officials at the Texas Education Agency are reluctant to report that happy news, fearing it might violate a federal law.

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act is designed to protect students’ privacy. The argument goes that, knowing 100 percent of the students passed a test would let the world know how each student did.

So TEA is claiming the pass rate was only 99 percent to protect students from disclosure of their competence.

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  1. OMIGOSH! That is priceless.

    I, by the way, attended a school which posted grades by name every 4 week grading period. A separate list of the top ten boys in every grade went up in the headmaster’s window.

  2. Walter E. Wallis says:

    In the spirit of tax the rich, flunk the one with the highest score, for the good of the masses.


  1. Damn Those Kids

    How dare they perform so well! Let’s just lie to cover up competence….