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NCLB is socialist, not traditional.



George, NCLB came out of the outcome-based education movement,
which is actually the progressive / socialist idea that everyone is entitled
and must be requried to have equal outcomes.

----- Original Message -----
From: "George K Cunningham" <gkc@louisville.edu>
To: <arn-l@interversity.org>
Sent: Thursday, June 24, 2004 2:14 PM
Subject: Re: FW: [arn-l] Julian Bond on NCLB testing


> Merci,
>
> You have it part right. There is a connection between standardized
> tests, particularly intelligence tests, and eugenics. They were all
> favored by John Dewey and the other progressive educators at the
> beginning of the 20th century. They were opposed by the traditionalists
> whose modern manifestation can be found in those who authored and
> support NCLB.
>
> George K. Cunningham
> University of Louisville
>
> >>> pwmjoy@earthlink.net 6/23/2004 1:41:15 PM >>>
> Mr. Burke, please get your facts straight. The NCLB focus on
> standardized
> testing is a shameful regurgitation of unskillful past practices
> debunked
> decade after decade ad nauseam. Mr. Hu is not "again confusing testing
> with
> teaching" but quite simply repeating the fact that the pressure to
> teach
> differently is one of the sad by-products of the neurotic and
> sometimes
> psychotic narrow minded brain bashing surly immature educational
> doublespoken obsession with standardized testing. Those who
> over-promote
> them insult everyone's intelligence, civil rights, and fundamental
> humanity.
> The
> historical roots these tests have in the eugenics movement ought to
> spell
> "caveat"
> to us all. I await (a) your limited response, (b) your non-response,
> (c)
> both "a" and "b".
> Merci.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: ABurke5054@aol.com <ABurke5054@aol.com>
> To: arn-l@interversity.org <arn-l@interversity.org>
> Date: Wednesday, June 23, 2004 11:04 AM
> Subject: Re: FW: [arn-l] Julian Bond on NCLB testing
>
>
> >In a message dated 6/22/2004 11:01:45 PM Pacific Standard Time,
> >arthurhu@comcast.net writes:
> >
> >So the left think WASL is drill and kill, while the right thinks
> >it's fuzzy process only factless instruction
> >___________________________________________
> >
> >Again confusing testing with teaching. Art
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