"Republican John Boehner of Ohio called [NCLB] his 'proudest achievement.'" Diane Ravitch
This scares me, especially now that he is Speaker of the House. What does that mean for education policy for the next two years?
I can't help myself from inserting this video here:
"Adult interests were well served by NCLB. The law generated huge revenues for tutoring and testing (cont) http://tl.gd/7aiv5s
Seems NCLB allowed most of those companies to have their cake and eat it too. Since the largest test publishers are also the largest textbook publishers seems their pockets are lined no matter what direction we go be it high stakes testing or a national curriculum. Unless that national curriculum were written by the teachers who use it.
"Under NCLB, the federal government was dictating ineffectual remedies, which had no track record of (cont) http://tl.gd/7aj0mo
"It seems the only guaranteed strategy is to change the student population, replacing low-performing (cont) http://tl.gd/7aj6er
I know I have seen this strategy put into practice. Tragic.
"lack of attention to history, science, and the arts detracts from the quality of education, the quality of (cont) http://tl.gd/7aje5f