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Re: [teacherartexchange] No Family Left Behind Law

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From: Susan Bennett (seasideblueviolet_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Fri Jul 14 2006 - 22:55:29 PDT


Thanks for this. I need to read the article. I agree
with the premise.

--- Harold Olejarz <holejarz@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> 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
>
> Harold Olejarz
> Blog - digitalharold.blogspot.com
> Website - www.digitalharold.com
>
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