Skip to comments.Obama Exempting Schools From Testing Mandate
Posted on 08/08/2011 2:22:31 PM PDT by EveningStar
Obama administration Education Secretary Arne Duncan is announcing today a system of waivers relieving public schools from federally-mandated reading and math proficiency tests.
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So what are they going to use for “standards”?
Sure, it will help the economy to give up on educational standards and reward the cheating. /s
Proudly posting without reading the article . . . BUT this sure looks like the administration’s response to the Atlanta (and coming soon to a big city near you) Cheating Scandal.
So, if your school failed, you can get a waiver not to take it next time, right?
To be followed next year, no doubt, with a triumphal press release about how average scores have soared since all of the failing schools were removed from the program.
If we are this stupid as a nation, it is because the bulk of us were educated in public schools.
Stuck on stupid
Last month, 178 teachers and principals at 44 Atlanta public schools were found to be responsible for, or directly involved in, cheating on the state's standardized test, according to a report issued by the Georgia governor's office following an extensive investigation.
What a coinky-dink...
(BTW, this thread has the real article)
The Federal Government should have zero involvement with K-12 education.
I guess schools can deem its students as graduated. There could be an opportunity here to end public schools. S/
Is Big Hairy News a subsidiary of Onion?
Make them up to fit the results.
That could help a bit with the deficit and debt. Unless those kids want to start drawing unemployment already.
Obama is the GOD-KING! Didn’t you know that? He now decides which laws he will enforce, and which ones he will ignore.
LOL. If you’re interested in the real story, see post 12 for the link. :)
So obama is giving waivers on his friend Ted Kennedy’s education bill. Makes sense. He’s handing out waivers on his own healthcare bill.
George Bush should come out with a statement. But he won’t. obama is his friend.
You have to work first before unemployment checks arrive......unless a czar in the White Crib changed the rules or the boy king issued an executive order.
Being as this is “waivers”, the WH will be able to select which schools and districts are exempt. The criteria may be related to, say, demographics in certain areas. ?? If the local teachers unions send lots of money for the campaign, their schools might get “waivers”.
They won’t have to teach anything but perverted sex, eco-nut propsganda, union organizing and crap like that without testing.
Where does the education secretary get the authority to exempt schools from a law passed by the legislative branch? Is this written into the law?
To reply #13: AMEN!!!
So, by these standards, I guess I really should apply for the Head of Brain Surgury at Yale New Haven Hospital.
This is the way the leftist mind works. Don't demand that people live up to minimum standards, it might hurt their feelings. So what if it just sets them up for failure: They'll feel good about themselves. It's just like when the army decided to issue black berets to everyone. Somebody thought, "hey, those guys in the black berets sure do have esprit d'corps, imagine what it would do for the entire army if EVERYONE wore black berets. Nobody seemed to have considered the fact that the guys wearing the black berets, The Rangers, might have additional pride because of their accomplishments, and not the fact that they were wearing the black berets.
Coincidence? I think not.
If voters would take back control of their schools from left leaning school boards and teachers’ unions, we wouldn’t need any federal testing mandates.
The left keeps whining about the the lack of parental involvement in the schools. I’m complaining about the lack of parental involvement in the school boards.
Parents need to take back control of the schools and change the direction of public education. Put the focus back on providing quality education for ALL students and educating EVERY student to the highest level of their ability.
Challenge ALL students to excel, not just aim for mediocrity. Education should not be another form of redistribution.
It is racist to hold Eric Holder’s people to any set of standards whatsoever.
From 2001- to 2007 - Funding tied to NCLB received a 40.4% increase from $17.4 billion in 2001 to $24.4 billion.
So, did we just save 24.4 billion dollars ? <*s off>
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