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NCLB Outrages

Take a High Stakes Quiz on NCLB Reauthorization Proposals


1. Who said schools must “Prepare all students for the future with 21th century skills”?

a) The Business Roundtable
b) George Bush
c) The NEA’s Positive Agenda for the ESEA Reauthorization
d) Sen. Ted Kennedy and Rep. George Miller
e) All of the above


FACT: Go look at the statistics from the U. S. Bureau of Labor. For the vast majority of jobs in the U. S., the skills needed in the 21st century are the same as those needed in the 20th century.

2. Who insists that schools can supply services that meet the full range of all children’s needs so that classrooms are places where every child is ready and able to learn?

a) The Business Roundtable
b) Margaret Spellings
c) The NEA’s Positive Agenda for the ESEA Reauthorization
d) U. S. Congress
e) All of the above

FACT: A 12- year-old homeless Prince George's County boy died from complications from an infected tooth. Months later, when a dentist was finally found to treat his 10-year-old brother, the younger boy was found to have six abscessed teeth.
--Washington Post, March 2007

3. Who demands a rigorous and comprehensive curriculum for all students?

a) The Business Roundtable
b) Education Trust
c) Sen. Ted Kennedy and Rep. George Miller
d) The NEA’s Positive Agenda for the ESEA Reauthorization
e) All of the Above

FACT: Any family with more than one child knows of the diverse needs and abilities of siblings. Extend this principle to neighborhoods and the nation. Refusing to acknowledge and support differences is evidence of insanity.

Correct Answers: E all the way. What the Business Roundtable wants, the Business Roundtable gets.

— Susan Ohanian

2007-08-06


INDEX OF NCLB OUTRAGES


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