It's all about the money. Parents complain to the schools that their kids aern't passing even though they pay tuition fees, or if the school is public and free, they still complain to the government that schools aern't providing adequate "education". Thats a load of B.$.!! Maybee if little jimmy stopped doing so much drugs at school, his grades would improve! Or maybee if he actually decided to do his homework. The school system is way too easy in America, and I hope that it doesn't become easier. It just makes our education seem rather worthless. Granted it hasn't gone to extremes yet, but step-by-step is how it creeps up on us. I blame the stupid people who wearn't taught enough in the first place. I guess they were too lazy to learn that lowering the bar DOESN'T help the whole.
Also about going as far as the slowest person in the class... Thats the most dumb thing I've ever heard. If they can't get it fast enough, fail his/her lazy @$$!!! The parents will be pissed, but they shouldn't be pissed at the school! They should be pissed at their kid. And if the kid has "special needs" there should be different classes or even schools to accomadate them. Even if they have a harder time at a subject, then there should be made special preperations to get him/her up to par in that area.