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Why We Chose to Opt Out

Thousands of children in our state are headed into schools today to take standardized tests mandated by the federal government under No Child Left Behind. Our fourth grade son won't be one of them. Opting your children out of standardized...Show More Summary

Chicago’s Urban Prep Academies Really Believe In Leaving No Child Left Behind

Urban Prep Academies in Chicago sees your “Trapper of the Year” Award four times in a row, Jeezy. And they raise you five years and running graduating 100% of its senior class. For the fifth consecutive year, 100% of the seniors from...Show More Summary

More Bureaucracy: Another Result of Education Reform

Even though I think Massachusetts’ education system should be emulated nationally, the various education reform initiatives, No Child Left Behind, Race to the Top, Put Your Right Foot In, Put Your Right Foot Out, Do the Hokey Pokey and Shake … Continue reading ?

Is Common Core on the Ropes from Lefts and Rights?

Sweeping and controversial federal education legislation has often blurred party lines. Few remember today that the much-reviled No Child Left Behind Act passed 384-45 in the House and 91-8 in the Senate, in both cases with more Democrat votes than Republican ones. The Common Core State Standards have bipartisan support, and the opposition is more […]

Texas’ No Child Left Behind Problem

Indiana recently made headlines by signing legislation to dump the Common Core State Standards. Already, Dr. Sandra Stotsky has questioned if Indiana is replacing the Common Core with the Common Core--one of the program’s most outspoken critics. Show More Summary

Woman Finds Mom Who Mom Abandoned Her at Burger King 27 Years Ago

Earlier this year, LifeNews covered the touching story of a Pennsylvania woman searching for her mother. Katheryn Deprill was looking for her birth mother. No, she’s not an infant child whose mother recently left her someplace. Instead, she’s a 27-year-old whose mother left her at a Burger King not long after her birth. She was […]

The Defunding of Public Education and the Creation of a Permanent Underclass

Since the No Child Left Behind Act was passed in 2001, the state of public education has become abysmal in many urban areas. As mentioned in my other blog about private prisons and the creation of a permanent underclass, a school-to-prison pipeline has been created in many areas. Show More Summary

Nonstop hi-tech testing

Sent to the Los Angeles Times, March 14, 2014Not mentioned in the Times' editorials (March 13, 14) is the astonishing amount of testing required by the Common Core and the requirement that testing must be done online. No Child Left Behind "only" required tests at the end of year in reading and math in grades 3-8 and once in high school. Show More Summary

No Child Left Indoors National Awards Honor Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever Chapters

Pheasants Forever (PF) and Quail Forever (QF) recently announced the recipients of its annual No Child Left Indoors® national awards. The distinction is presented to one PF chapter and one QF chapter for their efforts in introducing youth to the outdo...

Woman Whose Mom Abandoned Her in a Burger King 27 Years Ago: Thanks Giving Me Life

LifeNews has covered so many stories about infanticide and abandoned babies over the years, but this one is much different. Katheryn Deprill is looking for her birth mother. No, she’s not an infant child whose mother recently left her someplace. Instead, she’s a 27-year-old whose mother left her at a Burger King not long after […]

No birth should be left up to chance

Giving birth ranks among the scariest moments for any mother. It certainly was for me. I was living in Hong Kong at the time when my second child was born. And he was born in a hurry. He came so fast that I actually thought I'd giveShow More Summary

AM News: Will Oregon Be Able To Keep Its NCLB Waiver?

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee seeks to keep waiver from No Child Left Behind law The Oregonian: Jay Inslee says he had a productive meeting with U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan on Sunday to discuss options to preserve the state's waiver from provisions of the federal No Child Left Behind law. Show More Summary

Parthenon Group Advises Schools, Education Industry, and Investors: How Could They Ever Lose?

The billions of ready cash from No Child Left Behind provided a dollar-powered incubator for the birth of the modern day education industry. State and local education agencies in search of quick solutions to meet NCLB’s impossible demands...Show More Summary

No Child Left: 10 Eerie Abandoned Daycare Centers

Won't somebody please care for the children? Sorry, Helen Lovejoys of the world, these 10 eerie abandoned daycare centers just don't care any more.

Extreme Makeover: Illinois Schools Edition

Ever since the No Child Left Behind Act was implemented in early 2002, states have been required to establish definitions of "adequate yearly progress" for schools that receive any federal funding. If a school does not meet the adequate...Show More Summary

24-Yr-Old Drunken High School Teacher Popped For Getting A “Choo-Choo” Ran On Her By Students And Sending Pictures In The Tub [Video]

Scared? That Becky is brave! Teachers getting popped left and right… and she took the shot (no pun intended). A 24-year-old teacher is charged with child rape and her career could be over. NDN

No child left unconnected?

No child left without basic resourcesPublished in the Washington Post, Feb. 7. 2014 Before we worry about no child left unconnected to the Internet [“Broadband in schools gets FCC push,” news, Feb. 3], how about no child left unfed,Show More Summary

Thompson: Rep. Miller Had To Have Known How NCLB Would Be Implemented

EdSource’s Kathryn Baron, in NCLB Co-author Says He Never Anticipated Federal Law Would Force Testing Obsession, reports that Rep. George Miller, an architect of No Child Left Behind, says that he did not intend to create “what someShow More Summary

How Many Baby Mamas Make A Martian? Florida Teacher Suspended After Assigning Lil Wayne Lyrics For Homework

No child left behind pleighboi! Teacher Suspended For Assigning Lil Wayne Lyrics For Homework Via BET reports: An English teacher in Boyton Beach, Fla., was given a three-day suspension for assigning eighth graders Lil Wayne lyrics as homework. According to

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