No Child Left Behind Law May Get Makeover
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  • ljgude

    It is funny how education quality has fallen steadily during my lifetime. I grew up in a two room school house but did not feel ill prepared when I went to an Ivy League college. Clearly, we should take a page from Mao and send all the educationalists to the countryside to be reeducated. Most of them are administrators anyhow and surplus to requirements. 😉

  • When does no child left behind mean no child gets ahead? Better to teach every child in ways that are appropriate to his or her ability level and willingness to learn. One way to do that would be to let the students themselves and their parents decide which courses are appropriate, and offer them a wide selection of choices. Here’s a good inside look at what teachers are up against:

    http://educationrealist.wordpress.com/2012/07/01/the-myth-of-they-werent-ever-taught/

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