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    are given the time it takes to genuinely evaluate their effectiveness.  I've lived through so many School Improvement" and similar things that I cannot remember the names or acronyms of them all.  The one thing none of them did was stay in effect over time.  We went from one goofy idea to the next without ever getting really good at any of them.  The worst and most pernicious of them, NCLB, is the one that seemed to stick.  We are in a much worse place than we were before it started, regardless of what any test scores appear to show.  Kids may score higher, but they are NOT better educated....

    -7.62, -7.28 "Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly." -Langston Hughes

    by luckylizard on Sat Dec 10, 2011 at 05:16:27 PM PST

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