Thursday, February 19, 2009

N.Y. school class size is at record levels

Bloomberg is blaming the principals.

Randy Weingarten, the president of the teachers’ union, who has long pushed for smaller classes, called the rise “disheartening and inexcusable.” “The state will not continue sending the city money for class-size reduction if the city continues to defy the terms and intent of the 14-year-old Campaign for Fiscal Equity court case,” she said in a statement. “It’s time for the city to quit making excuses and comply with the law.”

A good NCLB school? Depends on what state you're in

A study by the conservative Fordham Institute makes a mockery of NCLB's testing madness. The study looked at 36 schools and found out that the same schools that failed to make AYP in one state, all made it in other states. What a joke. Solution--national standards, depending on which states' you used, most likely would have made all 36 success stories or total failures. What a way to look at schools. Totally revamping NCLB and using a range of assessments, rather than standardized test scores makes the most sense.

1 comment:

  1. Unfortunately, the agreement reached about CFE funds, trumpeted by the UFT on the front page, was largely toothless and specifically spelled out there would be no consequences for non-compliance. It was odd that they declared victory, yet if you actually read the article you saw how flawed it was.


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