Re: Discontent with NCLB Grows
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- Subject: Re: Discontent with NCLB Grows
- From: "Nancy Patterson" <email@example.com>
- Date: Fri, 19 Aug 2005 12:06:09 -0400
Art's right here. It isn't NCLB that has created weak thinkers, weak problem solvers. It is the watered down exectations, rote memorization, and aching boredom of traditional classroom. Test prep has not make things any better.
I'm all for bashing NCLB, but I'd like to see it done rationally. NCLB isn't working, but we need to do a better job of showing the ways it isn't.
Nancy Patterson, PhD
Literacy Studies Program Chair
College of Education
Grand Valley State University
920 Eberhard Center
301 W. Fulton
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49504
>>> ABurke5054@aol.com 08/19/05 10:30 AM >>>
In a message dated 8/19/2005 6:07:41 AM Pacific Standard Time,
...Ms. Bruni says that one of the biggest indications of NCLB's failure
comes from the business community, which has found that students are
"graduating as poor communicators, really weak critical thinkers, weak
The fact that 2005 12th graders have weak skills is the fault of a law
passed in 2001. And we totally believe that the business community is blaming
NCLB for this. Right. Spin city gone wild.
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