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Most overrated buzzword or idea

Edutopia asked teachers to name the most overrated buzzword or idea, and you won't be surprised by the answer:

The No Child Left Behind Act

By GLEF Staff

With a deafening roar, gentle readers, you said,"NCLB" or "No Child Left Behind" was the most overrated buzzword or idea. Those who could muster a few more words on the subject added, "It simply ignores reality" or "I am sick of it, and all teachers I know feel the same way." Trailing far behind in the contempt sweepstakes were two familiar terms: "standards" and "blogging." Some said "standardized testing" or "standards-based curriculum," others mentioned just plain "blogs," but the message was clear: Enough already. Solid runnersup were "pedagogy," "podcasting," and "differentiated," alone or with "instruction" or "curriculum."



To: All educators
Date: April 1, 2006
Re: Education Acts Left Behind

1. No Child Left Maligned
2. No Child Left Reclined
3. No Child Left in Their Right Mind
4. No Child Left Creatively Inclined
5. No Child Left Unturned
6. No Child Sold Before Their Time

— GLEF Staff


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