Members of Congress Can Be Fooled on Education Every Time
And 'success' by both the House and the Senate is defined as "challenging State academic standards aligned with entrance requirements for credit-bearing coursework in the system of public higher education in the State and relevant State career and technical education standards."
What about my eighth graders who read on a third grade level? Where is the mandate or even the room for meaningful education for them?
I just took three boxes of new books to children in a nearby homeless shelter and am signed up to help cook a holiday dinner for these families. Clearly this small effort is no solution to their probable education crisis. But I refuse to blame teachers who are required to supply college and career-ready curriculum if these children without even a stable roof over their heads exoerience certain difficulties with their schoolwork.
The one percent rule seems to remain intact:
Some flexibility. The Feds decree how many students with cognitive difficulties we can have, while ignoring all sorts of other difficulties.
The Senate seems to think they have the answer. So far, their version of the new bill offers states the opportunity to test for "grit."
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