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Hi all,

I am running for Kansas House of Representatives, 24th
district (Northeast Johnson County). As part of my
campaign, I will be pushing for Kansas to opt out of the
Federal No Child Left Behind program.

I personally feel this is a violation of our rights under
the 10th amendment, and constitutes and unfunded and
unrealistic mandate by our Federal Government that is
unnecessarily stressing our teachers.

I need any thoughts, complaints, observations, ideas, etc.
that any of you may have regarding this. Based on what I've
heard from teachers so far, I gather this is an unpopular
program, but I need as much feedback as I can get pro or
con.

Thanks,

Jason Peck
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kansas teacher /blockquote>

Mr. Chandler, you might change your opinion once you are in the
classroom and are responsible for teaching children who are
coming from broken homes, parents who are in prison, parents
who don't give a care, children with learning disabilities,
children who have ADHD but are not medicated, the list could go ...See More
Jun 23, 2006
Mr. Chandler /blockquote>

I don't really like it either...it just makes our jobs that much
more difficult and stressful. I think that for the most part the
law is all about unrealistic expectations and may have to be
eventually either repealed or restructured or something. It
bothers me that there is not some other more reasonable wa...See More
Jun 28, 2006
teachermom /blockquote>

I can say that I have several thoughts on the subject. I think
there are pros and CONS to NCLB.

1st: AM is half-right on one thing. Teachers are now sticking to
standards like they never did before. Not every teacher has the
expertise or desire the bring every child forward. Sometimes we
give up too...See More
Jul 2, 2006
Mr. Chandler--very well said...we need more allowances /blockquote>

On 7/02/06, teachermom wrote:
> I can say that I have several thoughts on the subject. I think
> there are pros and CONS to NCLB.
>
> 1st: AM is half-right on one thing. Teachers are now sticking to
> standards like they never did before. Not every teacher has the
> expertise or desi...See More
Jul 2, 2006
AM-LOL /blockquote>

I may be in the minority but that does not make me wrong. There are
some teachers who feel NCLB is a start but needs to be changed. I
always like the people who confuse right and wrong with opinions.

I too have a disabled child. Since NCLB I have had IEP meetings with
the needs of the child truly addre...See More
Jul 28, 2006


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