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Lorenzo&BushH8ter
07:02 AM on 01/31/2012
From Harper's Index published in 2009....
Number of the five directors of the No Child Left Behind reading program with financial ties to a curriculum they developed: 4

Amount by which the federal government has underfunded its estimated cost to implement NCLB: $71,000,000,000

*While Georgia has a governors board that the schools reported to, they recognized and failed to admonish, offer help or even appear for a photo op with the Atlanta City schools.
If you were given increasingly crowded schools (the northern white suburbs always got the lions share of funding for their schools) and the tools equivalent to that of a teaspoon to dig a Panama Canal, then you would know what a amn joke it is to raise the bar while lowering the means of achieving a goal.
Georgia and Atlanta are 2 of the nations most racially divided venues and all one needs to do is ask when the current or former Governor ever met with citizens of color over anything
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vicla1942
07:54 PM on 01/31/2012
The opportunities in ny are unmatched in the country.
The city offers many opportunities other districts cannot afford,
Where I live now, the wealthy here and the retirees do not support education like
they do up north. We do not have as many options for kids here.
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witz
There is no there, there.
07:00 AM on 01/31/2012
C'mon, "no child left behind," is a complete joke with totally unrealistic goals. Anyone who's in education knows it has no place in education. The theme of this article should be the failed Bush law of "no child left behind," rather than states failure. There are certain things states and schools cannot overcome no matter how hard they try.
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Corie Lemmon
06:52 AM on 01/31/2012
States did not do enough to ensure schools would be held accountable for the performance of all students.....The state don't care. they keep cutting education, so how is that supposed to be helping our education. They keep making it harder and harder for kids to succeed.
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vicla1942
07:09 AM on 01/31/2012
All students , including crack babies and mental defectives get real wasted money.
These kids are genetically inferior , They cannot control their emotions. They are
mainstreamed into regular classes. The teachers have to stop every two minutes to correct them.
They will not let them in private schools.
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Lorenzo&BushH8ter
07:15 AM on 01/31/2012
Louisianna?
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Lorenzo&BushH8ter
07:35 AM on 01/31/2012
I have flagged you for you remarks and pray that you are not a teacher.
Your aspersions come from an era of Germany. Did you ever stop to think that "genetically inferior" children are allowed to be people also and funded by mainstreaming that benefits the entire schools? I have seen students in parochial schools that couldn't control their emotions. I cried one day at college, in the classroom, as a 56 year old.
You sound way over stressed and I can see we do not need overstressed teachers in the classroom.
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Busterman
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06:44 AM on 01/31/2012
Teachers do not teach anymore, they cannot make up thier own tests the state dictates everything the kids learn. The kids need to do their part
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vicla1942
07:11 AM on 01/31/2012
We are no1 in the world in educational spending. We are no 37 in achievement.
There is a lot of wasted money in a bloated bureaucracy that is not needed.
06:36 AM on 01/31/2012
"No Child Left Behind was very good at diagnosing the problem," Kramer said. "It was very good at shining a light on the differences between subgroups." Kramer, go back to Seinfeld. NCLB doesn't diagnose anything, the data is (are) useless. The big test measures nada, zip, not one thing. It says here's what these kids did on this day and they can actually throw the test to punish school, teacher and principal. They have no skin in the game and we don't know where they started even if they take the test honestly. The kid may be behind because he came from an impoverished rural school in Mississippi and this year's school may have helped him make great progress. Still, if it failed to accomplish the impossible of overcoming several years of poor education and bring him to grade level, it's a fail. Or, the kids could all agree the teacher is too strict and the principal's a jerk and answer every other question wrong. That punishes teacher and principal and doesn't hurt the kids. Besides, how does a test taken in March tell us what the kids did this year?

Recall, Bush's Sec. Ed. who set the whole thing up had a BA in Political Science and no credentials in education. She had never taught and actually couldn't teach because of lack of qualifications. NCLB is a skam that enriched test publishers at kids' expense.
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vicla1942
06:33 AM on 01/31/2012
Testing is useless unless you correlate iq to achievement.
You can measure reading and math achievement ,Testing is
misused by politicans who like to claim they improved a school's
performance.The kid's and parent's are misinformed. The teachers
kmow better. They use this nonsense to fire teachers and screw them out
of pensions. They also use it to waste money on kid's with limited ability.
Privatize all schools and allow school choice.
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Lorenzo&BushH8ter
07:20 AM on 01/31/2012
I think ye doth protest too much.
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hoover52
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07:40 AM on 01/31/2012
Your grammar and punctuation errors pretty much tell us perhaps you may be in the "wasted money" category.
06:16 AM on 01/31/2012
In my opinion, education is headed in the wrong direction. What about student accountability? Some students don't even know why they are forced to go to school. It just seems too much weight is put on schools to do everything for the student. Is that how it works in the real world? Do corporations do everything they can to help a poor worker keep his job? Do they have a staff on hand to help every worker's needs when they can't do their job correctly? Colleges are complaining they are getting ill prepared students and corporations are complaining Americans aren't properly prepared for the work force. Maybe it's because once students leave high school, there's no one available to hold their hand anymore and do everything for them.
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06:22 AM on 01/31/2012
Yes, it is time to put the onus back on the students to do their part!
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armywifee
From the Soviet Republic of Canuckistan
07:12 AM on 01/31/2012
....and parents to get involved with motivating/helping their children achieve in school!
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vicla1942
06:34 AM on 01/31/2012
You have told the truth.The politicans and elite media will not like it.