Why Can’t Everyone Get A’s?

Alfie Kohn on standards and accountability:

“Here’s a thought experiment. Suppose that next year virtually every student passed the tests. What would the reaction be from politicians, businesspeople, the media? Would these people shake their heads in admiration? Of course not. Such remarkable success would be cited as evidence that the tests were too easy.”

Source: Opinion | Why Can’t Everyone Get A’s? – The New York Times