Failing Our Children

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    Failing Our Children
    How "No Child Left Behind" Undermines Quality and Equity in EducationAn Accountability Model that Supports School Improvement
    by Monty Neill, Ed.D., Lisa Guisbond and Bob Schaeffer
    with James Madson and Life Legeros
    May 2004

    “It’s amazing to me how ridiculous this is. It’s almost as if everybody
    has been set up to fail.”–
    Brenda Montoya, Las Vegas parent

    “The ESEA [No Child Left Behind Act] is like a Russian novel. That’s
    because it’s long, it’s complicated, and in the end, everybody gets killed

    — Scott Howard, former superintendent, Perry, Ohio, public schools

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    Who was it again, who was the primary author of NCLB?

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    Now the states have the option of opting out of NCLB, thanks to our socialist prez.
     
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    Now, if they only had the good sense to opt out of funding the Department of Edumacation.
     
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    Really?!
     
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    This is being replaced by BO's "race to the top". Both are BS - what's needed, as I have pointed out, is to dump the whole anachronistic rotted government school K12 system, and replace it by universal privatization. The initial teachers hired for the privatized systems shoukld be sharp recent graduates with no government school experience, who haven't been corrupted by the existing system.
     
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    So where is the National Recommended Reading List so children who want to learn can do so regardless of the government, schools or parents. If a truly good one was ever created it would be useful for decades. Some things do not change very fast.


    The Tyranny of Words (1938) by Stuart Chase
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9H1StY1nU8]"The Tyranny of Words" - YouTube[/ame]

    Teach Yourself Electricity and Electronics, by Stan Gibilisco
    McGraw-Hill: : Book

    The Art of Electronics by Horowitz and Hill
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    Solve Elec: draw and analyze electrical circuits
    Solve Elec - Educational software

    Logisim: Digital logic circuit simulator
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    Celestia: space simulation of the universe in 3D
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    GeoGebra: Interactive graphics, algebra and spreadsheet
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    Star Surgeon by Alan E. Nourse
    Free Audio Book - Star Surgeon by Alan Edward Nourse

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    I got an idea...let's take boatloads of taxpayer money and give it to high school drop outs and kids who couldn't make the grades in high school...and send them to college!!!
    Surly they will do well there!! No waaayyy will they take the money and spend a couple years partying, skipping classes etc....right?
    Let's also remove grades and testing scores as a way to measure viability to do well in higher education...let's replace that with what their race is and whether their parent is single or not! That is a much better way to measure kids.
     
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    Bravo.

    And yes I know that was sarcasm. :cool:
     

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