Obama's Plan

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Obama's Plan
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Tue, 03-16-2010 - 12:14pm

Just wondering if you had read the article that Obama is going to change NCLB. Here is the article...
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/14/education/14child.html

There are some good thoughts here, but how do you measure "learning climate?"

And this quote from the article..."And while leading Congressional Democrats praised the plan, the nation’s two major teachers unions did not. “We are disappointed,” said Dennis Van Roekel, president of the National Education Association. Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, said of the proposal, “From everything that we’ve seen, this blueprint places 100 percent of the responsibility on teachers and gives them zero percent of the authority.”

Seriously? Members of congress this is a great idea, but actual teachers don't? Hmmm. When will they wise up and ask US what is needed? Better yet, I elect Sherry to represent all teachers! Go get 'em!

Feb 09 Siggy

Feb 09 Siggy

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Registered: 03-24-2003
Tue, 03-16-2010 - 1:14pm

The article doesn't really explain the reason for the quotes by the presidents of the teacher unions. If the emphasis on the

Sherry