His changes do not sound much like improvement, but rather increasing what is already disliked regarding the program.
The president wants to put more funds into the program to make sure high quality teachers are being paid for their work.
He wants to establish more assessments that test specific skills, including a student’s ability to use technology, conduct research, engage in scientific investigation, solve problems and present and defend ideas.
The president wants to create an accountability system that will help schools which are struggling, instead of punishing them.
The system will provide information to the government so it can evaluate students’ continual progress from kindergarten to 12th grade.
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Answer by jesse123456 at 4:41 PM on May. 4, 2011
The president wants to put more funds into the program
I'm going to take a wild guess and say that it's to ensure teacher union support in 2012. I would rather see some accountability for the funding they already get and see where the money is being spent (like what NP mentioned). I don't understand how it is that we spend more money per student than we every have historically and yet we are still not competitive with other country's students. The system is broken and the way to fix it isn't to just throw more money at it. You have to find out what isn't working and fix those problems before determining where to go from there.
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