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Should Third Graders Take the SATs?

Sure, you want your child to get into a good college. But does that mean 9-year-olds should be taking SATs?

A few Saturdays ago, a group of students scrambled into seats at Brother Rice High School in suburban Detroit to take the SAT college entrance exam. Some of their feet didn't touch the floor. Why?

Because dozens of ... [MORE]

— Jeffrey Zaslow
Time Magazine
When Little Kids Take Big Tests
March 11, 2002


A GIFT WITHIN REACH: Given college scholarships at age 4, the 20 former Krolik Elementary students had an opportunity, but many obstacles to face alon

Detroit Free Press
April 21, 2004


They're a snapshot of our community: Twenty smiling preschoolers who have morphed into high school students.

They're on the brink of ... [MORE]


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    What's Going Down in Detroit Today?
    <br><b>Ohanian Comment:</b> In describing the job action described by Nancy Flanagan below, the <i>New York Times</i> acknowledges that <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/12/us/sickout-by-detroit-teachers-closes-most-public-schools.html"> Detroit is, by many measures, the most imperiled big schoo... [MORE]

    — Nancy Flanagan with Ohanian comment
    Teacher in a Strange Land blog

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        NCLB Atrocities  

      Detroit News Denounces NCLB

      Cost of Tests Will Hurt Local Schools

      No Child Left Behind Act requirements way too expensive

      By The Detroit News

      One more reason to reject the federal government's widening intrusion into local education: The cost to taxpayers to test every student, as required by President George W. Bush's "No Child Le... [MORE]

      — Editorial
      Detroit News
      Cost of Tests Will Hurt Local Schools
      May 11, 2003

        NCLB News  

      Michigan Goes to Fed NCLB on Bended Knee

      LANSING -- Hundreds of schools could be dropped from a list of so-called "failing schools" under a new Michigan request to the Bush administration.

      And, pushed by some West Michigan school administrators, Michigan will negotiate with federal officials to allow non-English speaking students three years in the United States before ... [MORE]

      — Judy Putnam
      staff writer
      Muskegon Chronicle
      Michigan asks feds to allow it to change determination of 'failing schools'
      Feb. 4, 2003

        NCLB In Your Face  

      Rules of the Road
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        Special Needs News  

      Special Ed Gets Notice [Michigan]

      Kay's Comment: Flint School District in Michigan is put on notice to include more students with special needs in general education and a mother speaks words of wisdom ... "It's nice to say you want 80 percent of the kids in there (in general education classrooms) because you don't want them excluded. But... [MORE]

      — Bob Wheaton
      The Flint Journal First Edition
      State to Monitor Flint District's Mainstreaming

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