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From: "Harold Olejarz" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group"
Sent: Thursday, July 13, 2006 9:40 AM
Subject: [teacherartexchange] No Family Left Behind Law
> This is from Michael Winerip's NYT's column of July 12, 2006
> "We need a No Family Left Behind Law. This would measure economic
> growth of families and punish politicians in charge of states with
> poor economic growth for minority families.
> FOR example, in Ohio, black families earn only 62 percent of white
> household income, one of the biggest disparities nationally. So every
> year, under No Family Left Behind, Ohio would be expected to close
> that income gap. If it failed to make adequate yearly progress for
> black families' wealth, the governor and legislators would be judged
> failing, and after five years, could be removed from office. This way
> public schools wouldn't be the only institutions singled out for
> failing poor children.
> And if states succeeded in closing the economic gap, test scores would
> be expected to rise, giving politicians and teachers a chance to
> celebrate together."
> Harold Olejarz
> Blog - digitalharold.blogspot.com
> Website - www.digitalharold.com
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