How vital is "No Child Left Behind" these days?
So here it is the first day of school and my neighbors parent packet contains a vast amount of information about how to prepare her child for the STAR testing program (government test), but she did not receive any information about the school lunch program, what additional supplies her child may need, or even a list of observed holidays. The packet was primarily about the testing program which will not happen until late spring. This is his first year at this school so one would think that welcome packet would be welcoming?????
i agree, i also think the "no child left behind" policy has a huge flaw in that children are being passed to higher grades not even knowing how to spell simple words. my own nephew is a case in point...18 yrs old and doesn't know how to spell. he is not uncommon.
I find it to be seriously flawed. Teachers worry more about getting the kids ready to pass the test and less about actually teaching.
No Child Left Behind is an abortion. The Department of Education was founded with the sole mission statement of raising national test scores. They have failed in stunning fashion. Currently, we are at a point where exceptional students are inhibited as they wait for the C and D students to catch up, which they never do. Funding is based on these test scores. Such is why rampant fraud has been uncovered and teachers have actually been found to have forged test answers to raise the average score of their classes. This is covered in depth in the book and documentary "Freakonomics." Now, students are not taught anything of value. Instead, they are exclusively prepared for tests.
The sad truth is that waiting for the stragglers hinders the progress of everyone. Education is not a team effort. Gifted children should advance faster than the laymen. Now, we have a socialist system wherein everyone receives the same mediocre education and ends up graduationg high school with no more knowledge than could have been obtained in a few hours at the library. Is it any wonder why the vast majority of college freshmen are deemed "inadequate" for post-secondary education by their professors and are required to take remedial courses that they should have already learned?
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by Trinell McPhail 4 years ago
Not that I'm complaining but the schools are taking no child left behind to another level. My little boy didn't pass some of his subject's all year long but they passed him anyway with no summer school because he scored advanced level on all his end of year test. How does that work.?
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by JamesPoppell 6 years ago
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