Shallow Thoughts

Akkana's Musings on Open Source, Science, and Nature.

Mon, 10 Jan 2005

No Child Left Behind

Paraphrase of a recent conversation with a teacher (who might not want her name used):
She (describing a student who was having difficulty): ... of course, once I realized how far behind he was, I couldn't spend any more time helping him, because of No Child Left Behind.
Me: Um ...?
She: No Child Left Behind says we have to raise our test scores. So now the school administration decides which students are close to being able to get an acceptable score, and we're supposed to spend all our time on those students making sure they pass, and not waste time on the students who are too far back.
Me: So, because of No Child Left Behind, you have to ...
She: Leave him behind. That's right.

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