Missing recess may not be a part of NCLB but the schools are being FORCED to
take away recess. They will do what ever it takes to meet AYP. AYP means money,
so guess who is going to suffer. You are lucky that your test scores are
good. Yes, you have other ways to help the students who struggle.
I do not agree with NCLB causing autism. The students are struggling so the
parents are worried. We have to remember. The test group that tested NCLB was a
group of prep students. The number was around 17 students. Is that really a
true test of how successful NCLB for our nation?
On 6/30/08, Jan wrote:
> I agree that missing recess is not part of NCLB; it is something your school
> or district has decided to do. If it were part of NCLB, we ALL would be
> missing recess. We aren't. I know of no school in my county that is
> missing recess because of NCLB or any other reason.
> And, causing autism? THAT is a stretch!
> There is no question that NCLB needs modifications. But, we need to be
> honest in our protest of it. If we claim that everything wrong with
> schools is caused by NCLB no one will take us seriously. Nor,will we get any
> relief. If you want recess back, go to your school board and demand it.
> They are the ones who are responsible for this particular idea. It is
> your BOARD that made a very poor decision in response to NCLB. Put the
> blame where it belongs.
> On 6/30/08, Kim/AR/math wrote:
>> On 6/30/08, Tessa- 1st / FL wrote:
>>> On 6/29/08, Kim/AR/math wrote:
>>>>> 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.
>>>> NCLB does NOT deny children recess. That is a decision made by
>>>> your school or district. Put the blame where it belongs.
>>> Do you think they cut recess for the fun of it? They cut it because
>>> of the pressures of NCLB, because there isn't a minute to spare if we
>>> want the low kids to learn enough to pass The Test. Before it, recess
>> There are more ways of getting your students ready for the test than to
>> make them miss recess. Students can be retained, required to go to
>> summer school, required to do after school tutoring, better preschool
>> programs etc. In my state there are minimum requirements for the amount
>> of physical activity and fine arts. Some states/districts are not going
>> to the extreme of denying recess. If your school is doing that, it is
>> because they chose that remedy.
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