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Old 08-08-2011, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Grove City, Ohio
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You can't make this stuff up folks.

Obama Administration Exempting Schools From Federal Law
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Old 08-08-2011, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Son of a gun. Instead of repealing NCLB they implement "waivers" to bypass the 100% proficiency by 2014.
NCLB is mandating perfection in schools by 2014..EVERY child will pass their tests..NO ONE is left behind.
And you wonder when you read of schools falsifying test scores. Now you know why..there's a gun to their heads...pass the kids or you get NO MONEY.

Why is it a bad law is never repealed..just bandaided over and over and over ?
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Old 08-08-2011, 12:24 PM
 
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At a time when state and local governments are slashing their education budgets with machetes, much to the glee of several posters who have already appeared on this thread, and to then turn around and bemoan that fact that many schools operating under such draconian cuts won't be able to meet the ill-advised and quite dubious standards established by NCLB... well it just another addition to today's moment of schadenfreude.
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Old 08-08-2011, 12:31 PM
 
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At a time when state and local governments are slashing their education budgets with machetes, much to the glee of several posters who have already appeared on this thread, and to then turn around and bemoan that fact that many schools operating under such draconian cuts won't be able to meet the ill-advised and quite dubious standards established by NCLB... well it just another addition to today's moment of schadenfreude.
Because our education system wasn't a complete disaster before those budget cuts, right?
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Old 08-08-2011, 01:29 PM
 
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Lowering the bar = Obama's plan for Winning the Future!

Way to make certain union teachers are never paid by measured performance.
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Old 08-08-2011, 01:32 PM
 
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school vouchers...abolish all public schools and privatize them all!!
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Old 08-08-2011, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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At a time when state and local governments are slashing their education budgets with machetes, much to the glee of several posters who have already appeared on this thread, and to then turn around and bemoan that fact that many schools operating under such draconian cuts won't be able to meet the ill-advised and quite dubious standards established by NCLB... well it just another addition to today's moment of schadenfreude.
How about BEFORE the current crisis...how well were they teaching the children then?
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Old 08-08-2011, 02:14 PM
 
Location: The High Seas
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Leave No Child's Behind- Barney Frank's new plan is on its way.
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Old 08-08-2011, 02:15 PM
 
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At a time when state and local governments are slashing their education budgets with machetes, much to the glee of several posters who have already appeared on this thread, and to then turn around and bemoan that fact that many schools operating under such draconian cuts won't be able to meet the ill-advised and quite dubious standards established by NCLB... well it just another addition to today's moment of schadenfreude.
The failure of NCLB has NOTHING to do with budget cuts. There isn't enough money in the world to make it work. It is unworkable short of lowering the standard to requiring every child to recite the alphabet and count to twenty in order to "not be left behind," and God help us, we're headed there.
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Old 08-08-2011, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Gulf Coast Texas
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Lowering the bar = Obama's plan for Winning the Future!

Way to make certain union teachers are never paid by measured performance.
Winning the Future for who? not America...
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