I appreciate Steve Downie. Kid has the goods. Why would a team give UP a player like that?
I like Downie on the Avs but he was a replaceable player with moderate value, whereas other guys on the Lightning who could've also netted a 1st rounder are I assume part of the longer term. For a team that's presumably rebuilding, I feel like that makes some sense to trade away for the future, though I'm a little surprised that Yzerman didn't flip Downie over to the Kings or Canucks along with a pick/prospect for either Bernier or Schneider. I feel like that has more value in the longterm than a late 1st rounder.
Is it really that bad? What are they asking in the FCAT that isn't asked in "normal" tests?
Yes, they are really that bad...
It's more so that the school board puts so much into the results of these tests..it's nuts.
The schools funding depends on how their students do...Teachers pay will be determined by how their students do...because of this schools teach the test and only the test. It puts a ton of pressure of the kids to do well.
The test results from this one test are used to determine just about everything... If the student can't score a certain level on the test they can't pass to the next grade level.. Students like my son who is a smart kid he just doesn't do well on these types of test... So we have a hell of a time proving he did learn something and is ready for the next school level..