Does this mean it will once again be OK to let the failures fail, and the hard workers succeed?
The Federal Department of Education should be eliminated ASAP.
This means they’re giving up on their quest for all kids being above average?
Texas schools put No Child Left Behind on the back burner several years ago. Texas adopted their own standards which are higher, and started getting teachers back to teaching, instead of teaching from test scripts. When we first started doing this, feds fined us $444,000. Perry just signed a check from federal funds and sent their money back to them. Having to administer the NCLB tests isn’t even relevant to what we’re doing today and is costly. It’s just a piece of paperwork that our teachers shouldn’t even have to set aside time to score, or administer. Some will say, well, if they couldn’t pass the NCLB tests, how can they pass even higher tests for academic scholarship? But that is a reflection on the debacle the NEA made out of the whole NCLB curriculum. There was nothing even relevant to reality in the NCLB testing and scoring process, much less the curriculum. Our tests and curriculum are geared higher in the maths, sciences, history and English. The NEA’s NCLB curriculum and tests were built on social engineering falacies. Only if you’ve worked with the two curriculum sets can you understand the differences.
Compassionate conservatism is still nanny statism.
Big government--they got their hands on education and ruined it at the local level (married to a teacher in CA)
Is this the same Michael Williams who was defeated for Congress on May 31 and had been a Railroad Commissioner? He also worked for GHWB way back.
The objective of the bill is to "close the achievement gap" between white and minority students. That's its purpose. They want minority test scores to meet a threshold, and are unconcerned with white test scores, as long as they also meet that minimum threshold.