Thursday, November 03, 2011

Let's Kill "No Child Left Behind"

Seems as though the US Senate--which cannot find time to pass a budget--will be re-authorizing NCLB.

They've added something:

One provision of the bill specifically mandates that any state taking federal funds "must put in place 'college and career ready aligned standards.'" 

"Mandating that each state have aligned standards with aligned coursework will guarantee the creation of national academic standards, national curriculum, and national testing," this week's report on the controversy said.

Home-schoolers are particularly worked up about this, but "national standards"--established by the DC Mind--fly directly in the face of local controls, not to mention State controls.

Just kill it.

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