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Improvement Plan = No Science, No Social Studies

This is from a California middle school teacher.

I had to write and tell you about _____ Middle School. Remember, we are 47% Latino, many English
Language Learners, 25% African American, many poor
white students. Well, we are in year 5 of Program Improvement under No Child Left Behind, or as I call it No Child Left a Mind

Anyway, because we failed to meet the AYP, adequate yearly progress, _____ Middle will not be offering science or social studies to its students next year...most students will be taking more math, more reading, an "Intervention class," test taking skills, and P.E.

Actually it is very Zen...no history = no past, and no science = no future...Be here now!

— anonymous middle school teacher


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