Before his election President Obama carved out what many regarded as a more progressive and enlightened position on education reform. Recognizing that No Child Left Behind (NCLB) had become widely unpopular because of its overemphasis on standardized tests, he declared, "Don't tell us that the only way to teach a child is to spend too much of the year preparing him to fill out a few bubbles in a standardized test." He pledged to lead the nation in a different direction. We are still waiting for a change of course...READ THE REST HERE.
Friday, May 28, 2010
A NEW VISION FOR SCHOOL REFORM
The Nation, for the magazine's special issue on education. His editorial offers a sharp critique of current administration policies as well as a way out.