In response to the post, “I Got a Royal Flush,” a reader writes: “I completely agree. We did earn ours through TPM, but like you said, there’s not a lot we can do about it because the state gives it to us regardless. We know where we fell short and have already made plans to try to remedy that.”SC ResponseGood, but I’m not worried about you (nor most of the LYS Nation). My fear is for the campus that convinces itself that success with wild cards is the same as success without wild cards. It is not. If your urgency and pace is impacted by that lack of understanding, it leads to a rough day of reckoning and a lot of finger pointing. If on the other hand, you recognize that the wild card rating simply reduces some externally generated stress as you continue to work to improve at full speed, then you are on the right track. The bottom line is the recognition of two brutal truths: 1. Your campus rating is real or your campus rating is augmented.2. Real or not, it doesn’t matter now. It’s a brand new year, with only 177 days of instruction. So you need to make every one of them count. Think. Work. Achieve.Your turn…

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