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NCLB, the Sequel: OCAD (Obsessive Compulsive Accountability Disorder)

Don't miss Jim Crawford's analysis of the ELL portion of the draft.

by Jim Horn

If any department of the federal government operated under the level of scrutiny and distrust envisioned by the Miller-McKeon draft version of NCLB, another whole department would be required just to keep track of the paper. Miller and McKeon have that one figured out, though--they just plan to pass their impossible continuation of a pie-in-the-sky policy to the states to figure out.

There is lot here to read for those expecting something different. I found this on page 47 and stopped reading:

[MILLER-MCKEON DISCUSSION DRAFT]
ââ(I) TIMELINE.âEach State shall establish a timeline for adequate yearly progress. The timeline shall ensure that not later than the end of the 2013â2014 school year consistent with subparagraph (F), all students in each group described in subparagraph (C)(v) will meet or exceed the Stateâs proficient level of academic achievement on the State assessments under paragraph (3).

In short, the impossible targets and the accompanying assured failure remain unchanged. Email Congressman Miller to say SCRAP IT AND START OVER!!!!!!!

— Jim Horn
Schools Matter
2007-08-31


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