The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education says a fake letter is circulating, which says students won't move onto the next grade level for the 2020-2021 school year.The fake letter claims that because of school closures and because statewide assessments had to be canceled because of the COVID-19 outbreak, students won't be promoted to the next grade level.DESE officials said it is not true."We could not be more disappointed that someone chose to use their free time to create this document, illegally using our department logo, and make a joke about something as serious as our students' education.
Thursday, April 02, 2020
Show-Me Fake Letter Claiming Missouri Students Flunk Thanks To COVID-19
The reality is that students are almost NEVER held back anymore . . . It's an outdated practice mostly used to threaten and socially shame students. Read more: