Post: False Promting of NCLB
Posted by CarlM on 1/08/05
False Promoting of NCLB: from >>>
?pagewanted=1&th <<< .
"Armstrong Williams, a prominent conservative commentator
who was a protégé of Senator Strom Thurmond and Justice
Clarence Thomas of the Supreme Court, acknowledged
yesterday, Jan.7th, that he was paid $240,000 by the
Department of Education to promote its initiatives [on
NCLB] on his syndicated television program and to other
African-Americans in the news media.
Mr. Williams, who also runs a small public relations firm
and until yesterday wrote a syndicated newspaper column,
was required to broadcast two one-minute advertisements in
which Education Secretary Rod Paige extolled the merits of
its national standards program, No Child Left Behind.
The disclosure about the arrangement coincides with a
decision by the Government Accountability Office that the
administration had violated a law against
unauthorized federal propaganda by distributing television
news segments that promoted drug enforcement policies
without identifying their origin. More than 300
news programs reaching more than 22 million households
broadcast the segments.
... [A Democratric Representative] called the release of
the news segments and the payments to Mr. Williams part
of "a very dangerous practice that deceives the public" by
concealing the role of taxpayer dollars in promoting
partisan policies. "Are they funding propaganda?" he
asked. "Are they funding money to their friends?"
................. and from this Site >>>
behind.htm <<< , " ... NCLB will result in busing all
over again. But the untold “gotcha” is that when there is
not enough room in other public schools to accommodate all
students who want to transfer, the next version of NCLB
will mandate vouchers to private schools. That seems to be
the real, underlying rationale for NCLB in the first place.
In summary, the No Child Left Behind legislation, makes it
difficult, if not impossible, for the most disadvantaged
and most deprived children to be successful, it ignores
high achievers by requiring only minimal proficiency, it
insures failure by not providing nearly enough money for
the needed one-on-one supplementary tutoring and it will
result in the destruction of entire neighborhoods through
a new round of busing.
If Osama Bin Laden wanted to destroy our public school
system, he couldn’t have designed a better plan. ... "
........ unfortunately, AFT continues to support NCLD, as
noted in >>>
<<< ; " ... in the letter [from the American Federation
of Teachers] sent last week. “If the Department [ of Ed.]
does not take action, we believe that the U.S. Congress,
which overwhelmingly supported the legislation, should do
so.” The letter noted AFT’s firm commitment to
NCLB’s goals and its framework for standards and
...... in other words, get the government More
involved, so says one of our unions. I can't think
of one viable solution to NCLB. We're stuck.
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False Promting of NCLB, 1/08/05, by CarlM.