Tuesday, January 10, 2006

The No Child Left Behind Act Does Not Serve Students

Letter to the editor from first grade teacher Joe Navarro. From the Hollister Free Lance, January 6, 2006:

...In practice, the NCLB has restricted people of color to receive more remedial education, drill-n-skill instruction and rote memorization where art, music, science and other subjects are sacrificed. These students are often not challenged with learning that elevates their higher-order thinking skills or problem solving skills. The NCLB does not adequately address the need to distribute resources equitably so that the most disadvantaged students can be sufficiently prepared for school. Also, while schools may be punished under the guidelines of the NCLB for having low test scores, there are no penalties for fostering racial and ethnic segregation or other harmful racist practices...

No there ain't.

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