Jun 26, 2008
On 6/26/08, Tessa- 1st / FL wrote:
> On 6/26/08, is it so bad? wrote:
>> I have never understood what is so awful about NCLB except
>> that it never really follows through on anything as far as I
>> have witnessed. So it is a gun with no ammo. It shoots
>> blanks. It comes up short. It never quite rises to the
>> occasion. What I am trying to say I guess is it is impotent
>> and (erectile) dysfunctional.
>> On 6/26/08, What's the worst thing about NCLB? The testing?
>>> Is it Reading First? Or the testing? Or a combination?
> Yes, it is that bad. My first graders are denied recess so we
> can fill their heads with knowledge so they can keep us an "A"
> school: when they take the test in third grade! It is so
> unhealthy to put so much pressure on kids.
> Reading First or not: NCLB will be horrid until they back off
> of the testing. Don't embarass schools: help them!
NCLB is a mess! Anything that forces my second graders to sneak
books of their choice to read under their desks is a failure in my
book. Yes they actually try to hide books the want to read because
under the reading first "law" they are not allowed to read anything
but houghton mifflin books during the reading block.