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    Obama allowing states to opt out of education reform requirements

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    President Barack Obama announced Friday that states will be allowed to opt out of certain requirements imposed by the controversial No Child Left Behind law, the landmark education reform initiative passed with broad bipartisan support a decade ago.

    The administration will immediately begin reviewing state applications to waive various demands imposed by the law in return for credible commitments to close lingering achievement gaps.

    "Higher standards are the right goal. Accountability is the right goal. Closing the achievement gap is the right goal," Obama said at the White House. "But experience has taught us that in its implementation, No Child Left Behind has some serious flaws."
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    Re: Obama allowing states to opt out of education reform requirements

    Anything that furthers the inapplicability of NCLB is a good thing.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: Obama allowing states to opt out of education reform requirements

    I know many teachers. Friends & relatives.

    They ALL say NCLB is utter crap and has done great damage to many childrens' education.

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    Re: Obama allowing states to opt out of education reform requirements

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    I know many teachers. Friends & relatives.

    They ALL say NCLB is utter crap and has done great damage to many childrens' education.
    lots of people feel the same way about the NEA



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    Re: Obama allowing states to opt out of education reform requirements

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    lots of people feel the same way about the NEA
    please don't derail the thread into subjects that are totally irrelevant.

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    Re: Obama allowing states to opt out of education reform requirements

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    please don't derail the thread into subjects that are totally irrelevant.
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    NEA is quite relevant



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    Re: Obama allowing states to opt out of education reform requirements

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    ..NEA is quite relevant
    really????????

    the National Endowment for the Arts is relevant to No Child Left Behind, how exactly??

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    Re: Obama allowing states to opt out of education reform requirements

    I know several teachers with decades of experience. They were so hopeful that NCLB would be a positive thing for education when it was passed. Now they all say it harmful and want to see it gone.
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    Re: Obama allowing states to opt out of education reform requirements

    Quote Originally Posted by Frolicking Dinosaurs View Post
    I know several teachers with decades of experience. They were so hopeful that NCLB would be a positive thing for education when it was passed. Now they all say it harmful and want to see it gone.
    I agree with them. NCLB should be amended or scrapped.

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    Re: Obama allowing states to opt out of education reform requirements

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    I know many teachers. Friends & relatives.

    They ALL say NCLB is utter crap and has done great damage to many childrens' education.
    They are correct then, No Child Left Behind has nothing at all to do with ensuring kids are not left behind and everything to do with a failed mechanism of teaching kids to pass standardized tests over actually teaching. This is probabaly one of the best examples of feel good legislation that has no hope at all of doing what it was sold as.

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