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Monday, January 08, 2007

A conservative voice ponders NCLB renewal

Here is an interesting article from someone who helped the Bush administration promote NCLB. I don't agree with everything he says, but there are quite a few interesting points.

This article is probably best suited for people with at least a little background on what the No Child Left Behind law was about.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow you really have to appreciate his knack for stating the obvious. Lots of people have noted the exact same complaints and yet this is the one that is published!!!

And his answer is to let the state micromanage the schools instead of the federal goverment? Not sure that would be any more effective than the system we already have in place.

I do agree that there needs to be more agreement on standards that need to be met by all students everywhere. If you are truly going to compare student ability we need to level the playing field and compare apples to apples. Again though, most educators are aware of it, yet nothing seems to be done!

NCLB is a good idea, however it is not something that a national goverment can impose. The accountability level needs to be both ways, not just local and state being accountable to Uncle Sam, but Uncle Sam being held accountable for its actions. Fat chance of that!