Thursday, July 12, 2007

An "F" for the Iraqi Parliament

I would like to see the Bush Regime treat America's school children as well as they treat the Iraqi Government. The benchmark report which just came out shows that the Iraqis haven't achieved any of the expectations at all. Tony Snow says they have made satisfactory progress in about half the areas examined.

Now, when the bureaucrats at No Child Left Behind (LOL) rate our schools, teachers, and kids they expect all 39 of their criteria to be met. If a school misses just one area, they get an "F". Consequently, many schools in my state, Florida, get an "A" on state ratings, but an "F" from NCLB. As a teacher, I would certainly be fired if I failed students because they missed one assignment. Yet we're supposed to be satisfied with the spin coming out of this White House.


Blogger Richard said...

I was not aware that the rules were that stringent. Is the only penalyu for not meeting the NCLB requirements are removal of federal funding to a school? Who is eligible for the federal funding normally?

From every educator I've talked with, they all seem to be in agreement the NCLB is a terrible piece of legislation which restricts their abilities to teach and for their students to learn.

9:21 AM  
Blogger Jim said...

I don't know that they ever take away funding, but if a school receives several "F"s, they take action and send in a team of "improvers." Finally, after all these "F"s, they provide the capability for the poor suffering students to get vouchers and desert their public school. So the ultimate result of NCLB is to foment vouchers and dump on the public schools.

9:58 AM  
Blogger Jim said...

By the way, Richard, thanks for sticking by me and giving me some intelligent comments/questions.

10:00 AM  

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