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NCLB Now?

Rosietheriveter011408 As you already know, a bunch of groups have gotten together to argue for an immediate reauthorization of NCLB, including the Aspen Institute's Commission on NCLB and the Center On American Progress.

Attached is a two-pager from the Commission about what gets lost and what gets gained from a timely NCLB revamp Cost_of_nclb_final.pdf.

In addition, here's some of what Cindy Brown from CAP has to say: "If we don't reauthorize the law now, we postpone the opportunity to address such important issues as low high school graduation rates and additional help for struggling schools. These changes are needed now and Congress must act this year."

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What's the deal with the "Commission?" I mean that huge recommendation/report they released (was it a year ago January?) did absolutely nothing because they didn’t offer any means to implementing their ideas and it really was just a bunch of smoke and mirrors. Is this any different?

Anyone who goes to the event, if you could share with the rest of us chained to our desks, what happened and your thoughts, that would be great.

My bold predication: lots of education organization types (including the Alliance, Russo), will pontificate the need to move forward now, but only if their pet issue is included.

thoughts?

also, anyone notice the typo in the first line?!?!?!?!?

While NCLB has set us on a productive course and resulted in some progress, but much remains to be done.

bravo!!! also, NCLB, should be No Child Left Behind (NCLB), no? but that's just nitpicking...

No mention of teachers at all in this missive. They're only the most important school-based factor with respect to student achievement! This whole plan seems to put all of its eggs on accountability and consequences --- and focuses not at all on building the capacity of struggling schools and districts to do a better job by their students.

being in chains is a choice... blah blah blah. got a point? please, be bold...... :?

.. better job by students... are you BOTH teachers or wanna be?

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