With guest, Louder Than a Bomb poet Nate Marshall

Friday, October 29, 2010

More NCLB madness

New Trier High School failed to make AYP. Will they close the school? Charter-ize it? Fire all the teachers, Central Falls style?  Post their names in the papers? Wait for Superman? What?

Nine of 10 Illinois high schools — 609 of 665 in the state — missed the mark on math and reading tests and risk federal sanctions, according to information released Wednesday by the Illinois State Board of Education.

According to the Tribune:
The sweeping designation muddies the issue for parents trying to make sense of it all, and threatens to make the federal standard irrelevant. "When we've got 98 percent of kids going to college, you can't tell me that we're a failing school," [Principal] Yonke said.
I think they just did.

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