Monday, March 15, 2010

Reforming the Reform

No Child Left Behind is not beyond fixing. Obama is proposing changes that make sense and free schools from unrealistic goals:

"The president's proposal to Congress, released Saturday, would place more importance on academic growth than the current pass-fail approach to judging schools. If a student were to start class work three grade levels behind and move up two by the end of the school year, that would count as a victory. Now, it is rated a failure because the student is still behind."
- The Washington Post

Video of Secretary of Education Arne Duncan addressing the proposal and concern from teachers' unions.

Obama can improve the legacy of their partnership

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