Monday, September 24, 2007

Left behind?

Sick of legislation with no teeth? Yeah me too. Read this insightful article from Slate.com: "Going from B to A: How to Fix the No Child Left Behind Act." The NCLB is a frustrating act with a worthwhile goal, but it's got a long way to go before it works. As the article says, "Poor and African-American children read four grade levels behind their middle-class and white peers" -- and that's a main reason why NCLB was created. But it seems like NCLB has veered from its goals and is now just frustrating educators, politicians and lawmakers alike. Anyway, this article gives some insight on what's wrong with the law and how we might fix it... without leaving it behind altogether.

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