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The No Child Left Behind Act

The No Child Left Behind Act is probably the most sweeping educational reform to pass in a long time and it seems to be pretty bipartisan in its content, it passed the Senate today and Bush will be signing it into law. Holy cow, have the politicians done something right for a change?
posted by owillis on Dec 18, 2001 - 30 comments

These two teachers

These two teachers had the nerve to expose more kids to AP English classes, their reward? Removal from the program by a principal. How can teachers persevere when the parents and/or administration are both set against them?
posted by owillis on Jul 26, 2001 - 19 comments

Vouchers are dead.

Vouchers are dead. Every once in a while something good happens in Washington... and then we move on to more insanity.
posted by owillis on May 2, 2001 - 42 comments

"Democratic Schools"

"Democratic Schools" Just saw this school on 60 Minutes. The kids hang out all day, play video games, go to class if they want to, learn if they want to. There's no principal or teachers, just "staff". I may be an old-school stickler but this strikes me as retarded. They had an eight year old on who couldn't read because he "wasn't ready for it yet"... c'mon.
posted by owillis on Apr 29, 2001 - 70 comments

Home schooling.

Home schooling. While it can be beneficial to some, I still have to wonder about the quality of education and the social stagnation kids may be subjected to...
posted by owillis on Oct 2, 2000 - 19 comments

Censored students post articles online

Censored students post articles online You can't shut the kids up. The next generation is gonna kick our butts so fast...
posted by owillis on Sep 19, 2000 - 6 comments

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