Thursday, May 26, 2011

A Quick NCLB Musing

At the Madville Times, Cory posts about Melody Schopp's comments that NCLB is unworkable.  I'm thankful that Schopp admits that the 100 percent goal is bogus.

Earlier this month, Montana's Superintendent of Education Denise Juneau went a step further.  She sent a letter to Secretary of Education Arne Duncan
announcing her decision not to raise the target test scores that Montana schools must meet this year to avoid being labeled as failing under the federal law. "I'm not asking permission," Juneau said in an interview. She said it's "unfair" to make schools work on both the old priorities of the No Child Left Behind law and the new priorities set by the Obama administration.
Schopp takes an important step by publicly announcing that NCLB goals are unworkable.  Her next step should be to send Duncan the same sort of letter that Juneau has.

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