[Susan notes: 3 cheers for Shelley Anderson for pointing out that laudable as it may be, a good breakfast isn't going to fix the WASL failure rate.]
To the editor
Michelle Weinbender's letter of March 4 is like putting a Band-Aid on a bleeding artery ("Breakfast key to WASL success"). The WASL is a flawed system and test. Breakfast will not fix the problem of this high-stakes disaster. A recently released report shows a 52.3 percent failure rate for white students, 66.8 percent failure rate for minority students, 73.1 percent failure rate for low-income students, 88.6 percent failure rate for special education students and 91.4 percent failure rate for ELL students (Parent Empowerment Network). Breakfast isn't going to fix these numbers.
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