Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Jeb and George Strike Again

According to an article in Today's Newsday, both Jeb and George agree that the No Child Left Behind Act is not working the way it is written. Do not dispair! They have united to come up with a system that will work to improve our schools--CHANGE THE WAY THE SCHOOL'S ARE RATED!!!!!! Instead of fuzzy ratings like "needs improvement" the schools will now get letter grades ranging from A to F. This is a much better idea than reducing class size or changing curriculums to make work more relevant or even providing worthwhile remediation. The best thing about this plan is that millions of dollars will probably be given to some firm to come up with a rating system instead of wasting the money on our children's education. Let's give a big hand it to the Bush administration on their successful way of handling another problem.

3 comments:

Jonathan said...

Needs improvement vs F? They are just trying to distract us with details.

It's NCLB and the feds against the kids and the teachers, no matter what they decide to call it.

Anonymous said...

And don't forget the UFT, which has also been highly effective in degrading working conditions.

Thanks to them, I think twice before suggesting children, including my own, enter teaching.

Pissed Off said...

How about giving the Bush administration an F? Maybe that will help!