Alabama's Immigration Law

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Alabama's Immigration Law
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Thu, 09-29-2011 - 6:45pm

 

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Registered: 11-13-2009
Sat, 10-01-2011 - 12:12pm
<< At the rate we have been going, in 25 years the average Mexican will be more knowledgeable than the average American. >>

How do you figure?

<< The Obama solution is to gut our federal education standards "to improve" our education system. ROFL. >>

Are you talking about NCLB? If so, did you think that was a good idea?

 

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Registered: 05-03-2011
Sat, 10-01-2011 - 12:48pm
Actually, the Obama administration realizes just how ridiculous and impossible it is for 100% of students to be proficient by 2014. Instead of doing that, states are opting to evaluate each student individually to ensure that progress is made each year. It's more realistic, more fair for everyone, and ensures that ALL students are showing progress, an especially important thing for those higher level students who end up stagnating because teachers know that they'll pass the tests.
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Registered: 05-03-2011
Sat, 10-01-2011 - 12:52pm
Where are my concerns addressed? I don't have time to read through the document, so maybe you can help me out here by posting the relevant parts (I'm assuming that you did find those already, that's why I'm asking you to post those since you probably know exactly where they are).
Thanks.
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Sat, 10-01-2011 - 1:44pm

My daughter is an advanced student. When the school year started, I noticed that they had put the 5 academic achievers in the class with the most disabled students. When I asked about the classroom mix, the teacher and aid explained that they needed our smarter kids there, to offset the test scores of the developmentally disabled kids in the class. One of these kids definitely should not even be in the classroom. He basically stares at the walls. At lunch time, if they sit him at a table, he stares at the walls with his food sitting in front of him until an aid actually comes and feeds him.

I volunteer in the classroom. My dd has complained about being bored while she waits for the rest of the class. So the other day when we finished groups up, the teacher told them to go back and finish A, B, or C. When I noticed my child just sitting there, I asked her why she wasn't working on A, B, or C. She told me "I finished those days ago, Mommy." It was 20 minutes till lunch. So if I hadn't been there to tell the teacher I want her doing something during that time, she would have been sitting.......staring at the walls, with nothing to do. NCLB is a JOKE! Kids like mine are being asked to sit and stay BEHIND while kids, so developmentally disabled, they can't FEED themselves are given help in the classroom. My daughters school is a "Blue Ribbon," "Magnate" school and my kids education is dumbed down to accomodate kids that would have been in a special school, getting adequate care (like being fed.)



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Registered: 05-03-2011
Sat, 10-01-2011 - 1:47pm
That's so frustrating! As a kid, I had to deal with frustration of being done with everything way before everyone else. I suggest making sure that your daughter always has a book handy to be able to read whenever there is down time. At least she'll be doing something and hopefully learning from what she is reading.
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Registered: 11-13-2009
Sat, 10-01-2011 - 1:51pm
I'd be livid.

 

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Registered: 03-09-2001
Sat, 10-01-2011 - 2:59pm

"Instead of bitching and moaning about illegal aliens and making laws against them, what needs to happen is for the EMPLOYERS who hire illegal aliens to suffer serious consequences for breaking the law. The employers need to have staggeringly high fines and jail time for the owners. If just that one thing was done, a large part of the illegal alien problem would go away because if there are no jobs, period, the people would have to leave the country."

EXACTLY!!!!


Blessings,

Gypsy

)O(



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Registered: 03-09-2001
Sat, 10-01-2011 - 3:09pm

"NCLB is a JOKE! Kids like mine are being asked to sit and stay BEHIND while kids, so developmentally disabled, they can't FEED themselves are given help in the classroom. My daughters school is a "Blue Ribbon," "Magnate" school and my kids education is dumbed down to accomodate kids that would have been in a special school, getting adequate care (like being fed.)"

This is a total travesty! :\ No way should there be such a wide gap of learning abilities in the *same* classroom. With a single teacher trying to bridge the gap! Horrible and cheating capable students of an education in the process. :\\


Blessings,

Gypsy

)O(



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Registered: 02-05-2011
Sat, 10-01-2011 - 3:45pm
NCLB lets the states make up silly tests that are more or less meaningless. NAEP is the only standard we should be looking at. Team Obama has hidden details of NAEP results by school or district. Under evil Bush these were easy to see.

Currently the OECD PISA tests are our best guide. Mexico is improving, the U.S. is in decline. You can see the results here - http://stats.oecd.org/PISA2009Profiles/#
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Registered: 02-05-2011
Sat, 10-01-2011 - 3:48pm
Yeah, expecting those who are poor, black, urban, Hispanic or have learning issues, to meet bare literacy minimums is silly per team Obama. Whatever happened to hope and change?

Guess team Obama will just discard additional generations of those unfortunate enough to be born poor, minority or with a learning issue to illiteracy as it requires structural reforms that unions don't like.

I had hoped for more.