Reza Namin, superintendent of Westbrook schools, is supportive of the board- John C.L. Morgan
exams because he thinks it will make high school education more tailored for the
student, and therefore more challenging and rigorous. But he does have some
questions about how the board exams will work. "What happens to the students
that have learning difficulties, learning challenges? What happens to the
students who have already dropped out?" Namin says he also wants to make sure
that the vocational schools, one of which Westbrook operates for the city and nearby
municipalities, are not marginalized.
Full disclosure: I'm currently interning at Westbrook High School.