Friday, April 08, 2005

Spellings - More Flexibility on NCLB -

Let's look at the special education flexibility. At my school alone we have at least 15 kids you would qualify for "alternative tests." So the new "flexibility' in our school of 250 students means we go from 2.5 kids that qualify to 5. What about the other 10. Thanks a lot Margaret.

The good news on this same front is that Connecticut is suing the feds over NCLB,

"The lawsuit will contend that the law illegally requires states and communities to spend millions above what federal funding provides to create standardized testing and initiate school reform efforts..."

The Coachella Valley Unified School District is suing the State of California.

"Joining Coachella Valley Unified School District, the California Association for Bilingual Education (CABE) and Californians Together jointly retained three major civil rights and education law firms to pursue a lawsuit against the State of California to enforce the provisions of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act pertaining to the academic assessment of English Learners..."

Resistance takes many forms.

1 comment:

EdWonk said...

We've linked this post on our latest Tales From The Trenches: Classroom Teachers Speak

It may be seen here:

http://educationwonk.blogspot.com/2005/04/tales-from-trenches-classroom-teachers_17.html