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Old 08-19-2013, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Lauderdale by the Sea, Florida
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With 2014 fast approaching, it really has me wondering.
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Old 08-19-2013, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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[shrugs shoulders]
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Old 08-19-2013, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Well most of the states got their NCLB waivers.
But they part of getting those waivers is that they need to implement portions of Race to the Top that links teacher performance to standardized test scores.
Common Core is optional.

40 states got waivers. The others will be held to 100% NCLB mandate and will lose all of their Federal dollars if they don't get 100% passing next year.
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Old 08-19-2013, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Lauderdale by the Sea, Florida
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Well most of the states got their NCLB waivers.
But they part of getting those waivers is that they need to implement portions of Race to the Top that links teacher performance to standardized test scores.
Common Core is optional.

40 states got waivers. The others will be held to 100% NCLB mandate and will lose all of their Federal dollars if they don't get 100% passing next year.
Yes, because taking away funding will definitely make scores skyrocket....
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Old 08-21-2013, 06:20 AM
 
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The idiot who thinks that you can develop a system where 100 percent of the people will be good at something has not read Animal Farm! (The book said, "everyone is equal but some people are more equal than others.")

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Old 08-24-2013, 05:38 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Default So what is going to happen when the 100% proficiency goal is not reached by 2014?

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With 2014 fast approaching, it really has me wondering.

The shocking reality that not all 300+ million Americans are above average will start to sink in...
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Old 08-25-2013, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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^^Much as I think NCLB is a crock, the idea was to get 100% proficiency by 2014, not 100% above average.
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Old 08-25-2013, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Texas
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^^Much as I think NCLB is a crock, the idea was to get 100% proficiency by 2014, not 100% above average.
And the fact that a large number of Americans are well below average and will never "attain proficiency" any more than they'll be tall, well tanned, and good looking will be a hard pill to swallow. The American public seems to have this well entrenched notion that all Americans are exceptional and if they fail to reach their potential, it must be due to failure of the public schools.
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Old 08-25-2013, 12:36 PM
 
Location: GOVERNMENT of TRAITORS & NAZIS
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2014---Privitization oif education as we knew it.
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Old 08-25-2013, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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2014---Privitization oif education as we knew it.
Holder and the DOJ are hard at work to make sure that doesn't happen.

In a majority Black area the DOJ says vouchers violate the US desegregation laws.
He wants all those kids back in the public school system to keep them integrated.

U.S. government sues to block vouchers in some Louisiana school systems | NOLA.com
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