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  •  I will never forget one parent-teacher meeting (16+ / 0-)

    I attended probably around 2006.  The superintendent came to talk to us about how our school district, one of the top 100 districts in the nation (according to US News and World Report), had for several years become a school in "danger" or something like that, whatever the wording is, according to NCLB standards.  
    We couldn't understand how this could be.  The citizens of this community pour tons of tax and other money into the schools; it's why people live here.  The teachers are excellent, the kids get art, music, theater, tons of extracurriculars, get into good colleges.... What did this "troubled" rating mean?
    As the superintendent explained, it was due to two populations of students whose scores weren't coming up as fast as NCLB mandated that they had to come up in order for the district not to be rated as "failing."  
    Our district had the resources to assign teachers to do more tutoring with these populations of students, and to get them help.  But all so that they could pass the stupid tests on which NCLB was basing its ratings.  
    Not every district has those resources.  

    That's one more thing to add to my long list of small problems. --my son, age 10

    by concernedamerican on Wed Mar 20, 2013 at 10:46:57 AM PDT

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