10 states get waivers from NCLB!

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Registered: 11-18-2008
10 states get waivers from NCLB!
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Thu, 02-09-2012 - 12:10pm

As the wife of an educator, we see every day how incredibly broken the system is. I'll be interested in talking with all of our friends in education about how this will change the ways they're able to teach. This is fantastic news in my book!

No Child Left Behind: 10 States Receive Waivers From Education Law's Sweeping Requirements

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Registered: 10-23-2001
Thu, 02-09-2012 - 12:38pm
Darn, My state isn't one of them.... I hope this gets more attention b/w now and the election next Fall. I'd like to hear more about education in the Republican debates too........ My kids are in the public schools and there is so much emphasis placed on the state testing and meeting state standards justifying the budgets or lack thereof. There's no enough time in a school day to get it all in.

My third grader came home yesterday to tell me that there are 40 days until state tests for math, And this is going to be his first experience with state testing! I guess he heard his teacher say they would be given 1 hour and 70 minutes to finish the test too. Lol.

 


 


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Registered: 05-03-2011
Thu, 02-09-2012 - 12:51pm
I agree. When I was teaching, more and more time was taken from the day to specifically prepare for testing instead of being able to teach actual content and give it the proper amount of time.
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Registered: 10-21-2011
Thu, 02-09-2012 - 2:13pm

No Child Left Behind was an ignorant, ridiculous Act and I'm relieved to hear that some states will be able to make a break from it.

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Registered: 02-07-2011
Thu, 02-09-2012 - 2:55pm
Amen sista! Our school has been seriously hurt by NCLB and the sanctions that they are under, even though we show the most growth in the district in reading and math. It really does a disservice to low income areas.

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Registered: 03-03-2009
Thu, 02-09-2012 - 3:49pm

I don't know of anybody who thinks NCLB is a good piece of legislation.

Jabberwocka

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Registered: 10-23-2001
Thu, 02-09-2012 - 4:11pm
This is a topic we can agree on...... :-)

 


 


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Registered: 03-30-2007
Thu, 02-09-2012 - 4:25pm

My two grandkids that live in Fla., ages 10 and 11 y.o., can not point to the USA on a map

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Registered: 03-03-2009
Thu, 02-09-2012 - 6:18pm

Oh, we probably have just as many points of agreement as we have of difference. On debate boards, it may be more mentally stimulating to focus on argument.

Jabberwocka

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Registered: 08-16-2005
Tue, 02-14-2012 - 8:48am
Senator Kennedy and Bush made a serious error in putting this plan into place in the first place. It needs to go, as does the new one where entire schools of teachers are being fired.

Thank goodness for private schools. Just to add we are in public K but will not stay if standardized testing remains. We also will not stay if politics enters the classroom. Another thing to save for!


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Registered: 11-18-2008
Tue, 02-14-2012 - 9:02am

I was talking to my husband (elementary school teacher) about this. He said that Colorado has already put together a plan similar to NCLB where the kids will still be taking the same standardized test (TCAP instead of CSAP). He isn't feeling confident that much will change as a result of the waiver, unfortunately.

I can see where the state has a lot to gain or lose over this, and how they might not want to give each and every school free reign of what and how to teach, but implementing the same rigid standards doesn't change anything at all. I guess we'll see how much things really change in the next school year.

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