NCLB vs. the NEA: The Line in the Sand
Note This is the concluding paragraph of an ugly screed. I added the author identification, which I found interesting as well as scary.
Just as the commitment of our country to waging the war on terrorism is undermined by the likes of Teddy Kennedy or John Kerry every time their political rhetoric is interpreted to mean our country is waffling from defending our way of life from those who would put our citizens in harms [sic]way, the education of our children is undermined when NCLB, passed with bipartisan support is mischaracterized as unfunded and taking away local control of the schools. Schools lost their local control a long time ago when the unions took over. NCLB threatens the union cash cow. And the Democrats need the unions to keep the money coming in. And so it goes.
Copyright © Nancy Salvato 2004
Nancy Salvato is a contractor with Prism Educational Consulting. She serves as Educational Liaison for Illinois’ 23rd Senatorial District. She works nationally and locally furthering the cause of Civic Education. Her writing is widely published on the internet and occasionally in print venues such as the Washington Times. Her opinions have been heard on select radio programs across the nation. Additionally, her writing has been recognized by the US Secretary of Education.
Salvato is a columnist for American Daily, The Common Voice, Education News, GOPUSA, Opinion Editorials, TheRant.us, and The Washington Dispatch. She has been published in The Washington Times, Townhall.com, Iconoclast, and Free Republic Network, as well as other nationally and internationally published media outlets.
Bio with Prism Educational Consulting
Ms. Salvato is currently a Middle School Literacy teacher in Glendale Heights, Illinois. She has been working in the field of education since 1986. Ms. Salvato has taught students in grade levels ranging from pre-school through high school in both the private and the public sector. Her B.A. Degree is in History and she also has a M.Ed. Degree in Early Childhood Education. She is an expert at aligning curriculum with standards.
In addition to teaching, Nancy works with national and local organizations furthering the cause of Civic Education. She also serves as the Education Liaison for Illinois Senator Ray Soden. Nancy is currently participating in the strategic planning process with the DuPage County District Regional Office of Education to promote a countywide community of learning. Nancy is working closely with the Regional Superintendent as an advocate for a Civic Literacy Program to be implemented in the county's schools.
In April 2004, Ms. Salvato was recognized by the United States Secretary of Education for the article she published titled “Early Literacy Instruction Leaves No Child Behind!”
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