Re: June 25 article “Chamber to ACC: Boost transfer, graduation rates.”
I’m sad to report that my wife is a major impediment to the Chamber of Commerce’s desire to boost transfer and graduation rates from Austin Community College.
Oh, sure, she’ll allow students to pass, but she perversely requires them to not only do the work required for the course but also to do it correctly. Some don’t or can’t, which decreases chances of the 50 percent “success” rate the Chamber wants.
I pointed out that her life would be much easier if she didn’t try to teach or make students think but just do the paperwork so the student could pass through, but she’s stubborn. She actually thinks that when someone goes to school, it’s for an education.
So my wife remains a major bump in the road for the Chamber, which seems to equate “success rate” with some sort of social promotion rather than the gaining of knowledge.
Howard Barnett email@example.com Austin