This posting discusses what level of involvement and control the federal government should have in education, as well as what the level of control should be placed with the state government.
It is easy to point to national test scores to “grade” educators, however there are too many variables over which educators have no control in testing, and everyday teaching, that hinder their most ardent attempts to guarantee that “no child [is] left behind.” This posting discusses the fallacies of NCLB, the lack of support and funding for public schools nationwide, the insidious ways districts are cutting funds, and how all of these things are negatively impacting our nation’s youth. Also discussed are the elements outside of school that are taking their toll on our young, making education something of secondary importance?understandable but not acceptable.
This article points out discrepancies, and makes suggestions for the benefit of students, and the parents who try so hard at home to support their children. It is reasonable that the federal government (and a limited state government) have input and provide supervision, but certain realistic and logical guidelines are suggested so that our children will benefit and not become numbers on a balance sheet sitting on some bureaucrat’s desk in Washington, D.C