Professor Warren Blumenfeld on why we must reform education in the United States.
Following Columbine and 9-11 came No Child Left Behind, which together created a perfect storm of oppressive school practices that would play out most harshly among the poor. With NCLB’s impossible testing targets, urban schools in particular...Show More Summary
Two States Approved for ESEA Teacher Evaluation Extension Waiver PoliticsK12: Two states—Nevada and Mississippi—will get extra time to implement the teacher-evaluation portion of their waivers from the No Child Left Behind Act, the U.S. Show More Summary
“No one really cares, do they?” That is one of the reasons for why No Child Left Behind won’t be rewritten, according to a new report on what “education influentials” think will happen in the world of education. Actually, a lot of people care, because it affects what happens in classrooms to children, but, apparently, it’s […]
No Child Left Behind may have standardized evaluations for every child in the public education system through testing, but if you want to know why a student is not reaching national achievement goals, the best place to look is the source of instruction: teachers. Show More Summary
When you hear people talk about the explosion of standardized testing in public education in the No Child Left Behind/Race to the Top era, it may be hard to understand just what that means to a student sitting in a classroom. This may help explain: Fourth graders in the Pittsburgh Public Schools will take 33 […]
Excerpt from Secretary of Education Rod Paige's letter explaining the No Child Left Behind Act. Dear Parent: On January 8, 2002, when the No Child Left Behind Act became the law of the land, we began a new era of education in our nation’s history. Show More Summary
From Henry, taken in Ojai, CA: I hope this one is a bit more clear. Upper left sticker says, “Vote Obama” Sticker below plate says, “The Bush Legacy: No Child Left A Dime.” I should have jumped out and offered to
Every year, the Tuesday of Earth Science Week is observed as No Child Left Inside Day (NCLI). While the NCLI home page has nice school-oriented directions for organized learning activities, I have to speak up for the virtues of just getting outside and rambling around. Show More Summary
1 out of 4 California elementary school students was truant last year. School districts lost $1.4 billion in state education funding as a result. So now schools are rounding them up. Oh, and they need an education too.
by Rebekah O'Brien Oct. 2, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The Onufers knew they wanted to adopt. They'd known for a long time. What they didn't expect was to be given four children from a "high-risk" situation...all at once. After visiting China and seeing children in extreme poverty, Ryan and Erica were both convinced…
NEA president Dennis Von Roekel has made this argument: "Under the No Child Left Behind law, states have released test results that supposedly tell us how many students are proficient in math and reading. The problem is, each state sets its own benchmark for proficiency, and different students are held to different standards. Show More Summary
Bill Ayers spoke at Elgin Community College today. Below is a clip of Bill Ayers giving his thoughts on Common Core and Race to the Top. “Race to the Top in my view is No Child Left behind in Drag” Common Core – “it’s a disaster”
If someone told you a story about a guy who left his kids locked in his car in a strip club parking lot while he went inside to blow off some steam, no one would blame you for thinking said guy is pretty much a scumbag. But perhaps even more frustrating and frightening than such... Show More Summary
A story in the latest edition of the New York Times Magazine titled “No Child Left Untableted,” by Carlo Rotella, is getting a lot of attention in part because of statements made in it by former New York City schools … Continue reading ?
Hunger affects one in five children in America, and the problem often plays out in the classroom. Hungry children struggle to concentrate in class, visit the school nurse with daily headaches and stomach aches, and may act out because their stomachs are growling. Show More Summary
Rupert Murdoch’s new idea for how to educate America.
The federal provisions that define "highly qualified teachers" in the No Child Left Behind Act could soon be a thing of the past if U.S. House legislation is signed into law. The Student Success Act, drafted by Minnesota Republican John Kline, calls for removal of teacher hiring requirements at the federal level. Show More Summary
The San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) is one of eight California districts that have been granted a federal waiver from No Child Left Behind (NCLB), the disastrous federal education policy we?ve been suffering under since the George Bush presidency. Show More Summary
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan's No Child Left Behind waivers don't just try to force teachers to teach to the test, it turns out. They also leave behind some disadvantaged students. Under the waivers, states no longer have to as...Show More Summary