what do you think of this law? do you think it works or do you feel that it is just away to coddle are children.
Hazeldove,I think I need to clear the air. I don't agree with the "research" on social promotions. In fact most of my class made up of teachers didn't agree with the "research" still it goes on especially at the elementary level. I'm glad that you had a positive experience the second time through your class.
I think you are on to something Mancosmomma. Good teachers are under paid, overworked. We burn out in a few years and leave or move on to less stressful things. I also think teachers/schools need more support from administration and parents. I could go on and on.
To answer the original question, the idea behind NCLB was a good one if viewed with rose colored glasses. However the implementation isn't realistic. I don't think it coddles students I think it handicaps schools.
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If they actually applied it properly I could see it working...
I agree. Initially this was a great concept. The problem? Too many politicians got involved and it evolved into a poor measurement of the US education system based on std testing. But, it was a system that was tried. And had it been implemented properly. Again, imo, who knows? it is an Accountability issue that gets passed on like a domino effect with no one able to step up and reform. In it's first 4 years, urban schools were showing slight improvement. Standardized testing refocused teaching priorities for teacher retainability. There is little incentive for High ratings, leaving most of the reaction to be discipline for poor ratings. A decent analysis (imo): http://www.k12.wa.us/Communications/pressreleases2008/AYP/NCLBreauthorizationwhitepaper.pdf
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