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Posted 29 July 2011 - 06:49 PM
We some smart cookies here in Tennessee...Go Haslam :D Heck Yes
Posted 29 July 2011 - 07:32 PM
Good Stuff and all true about NCLB and how is killing education and leaving it behind :(
Posted 30 July 2011 - 05:22 AM
NCLB has totally unrealistic goals--that every child be proficient in reading and math by 2014. Proficiency, by whatever definition, is a high level of achievement--certainly above average. For every child to be above average is an unattainable goal. Statistically, for every child to be average (or grade level) is impossible. There are simply students with learning handicaps and disadvantages who may make great progress but never become proficient.
So why are we stuck with such a law? As cynical as it sounds, the law was purposely designed by the Bush administration to set public schools up for failure and then offer vouchers to parents in “failing” schools that enabled them to enroll their children in private schools, including church schools. Sen. Ted Kennedy, who liked the “accountability” aspect of the bill, agreed to cosponsor it if the voucher provision was removed. With his influence vouchers were knocked out and the law passed.
With vouchers out, the Bush administration began pushing charter schools as an alternative to “failing” schools. But charter operators were interested in starting schools from scratch, not taking over schools with difficult-to-teach students. So we ended up with other penalties for “failure”--such as conversion to charters with an infusion of extra money (money never available to the struggling public school), mass firings of teachers, etc.
As 2014 approaches, we are in one mell of a hess.
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Posted 31 July 2011 - 08:08 PM
Let's hope that Tenn. gets exempted from that monstrosity of dumbarsery.
" (Dakota) Prescott completed 58.4 percent of his passes in 2013, 11th among the 13 SEC quarterbacks with enough attempts to qualify. He threw 10 touchdowns to seven interceptions, a TD-to-INT ratio more on par with Arkansas' Brandon Allen (13-10) than Manziel. " -Hugh Kellenburger
Posted 01 August 2011 - 05:45 AM
Teachers can't teach anymore...they have to teach to the test and are always scared that they are going to loose their job or their school is going to be closed cause little Johhnny (who stayed up all last night playing video games) is not going to do well on his math end of the year test...what a crock!!!
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