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Around The Blogosphere: No Child Left Behind

no_child_left_behind_act.jpgEveryone’s talking about it. It seems that everyone has been talking about it for nearly seven years now. So I thought it would be kind of interesting to see what various bloggers are saying about the “No Child Left Behind” Act of 2001 (NCLB). My personal opinion is that the law has good intentions, but they go about it entirely the wrong way.

My preference would be for children to be educated by their own families rather than the state, but California courts seem interested in doing their part to see that it doesn’t happen. Besides, too many homes have two incomes to make it reasonable for everyone (even if one income merely is there to support child care, an extra car, and lavish living).

Oops, sorry about that. That’s all of the political commentary I have for now. I’ll start with some interesting reading.

Obviously, this is a topic of great interest still. In fact, here is a list of all of the articles (according to Google Blog Search) written in the last 24 hours that mentioned NCLB. It’s crazy.

  1. A list of Bush and co. accomplishments, To help start the Bush Library
  2. Republicans accused of buying votes for their ward convention
  3. America at Odds: Fiscal Federalism and Drinking Age
  4. This is a quote from my last blog entry: “Please tell me why they
  5. Educating for Humanity
  6. Ahhhh SETC…
  7. Open Question: Did you have any frickin’ idea that…..?
  8. Virginia may opt out of failed No Child Left Behind
  9. About government
  10. SCAN Reports: “We Don’t Need Saving!”
  11. Education’s Diseased Culture; the American Toady Farm
  12. Art Makes All Things Better:
  13. Finnish Finishing Schools
  14. So. . . who should be in charge of a child’s education?]
  15. 03/08/08
  16. Obama on Education, NCLB
  17. Education’s Diseased Culture; the American Toady Farm
  18. A Public School Mantra for All Students
  19. Zenos, two weeks on
  20. Educational Change
  21. Hillary and the Invisible Women
  22. DFL SD 62 convention
  23. current obsessions
  25. The Library
  26. The big “discussion” (read as borderline fistfights between
  27. College Student Disabilities: Impact of “No Child Left Behind”
  28. No Child left behind
  29. Re: Supermarket or Antidote?
  30. Now That The Primary Is Over, Strickland Should Concentrate On
  31. Considering Barack Obama, part 3
  32. to the governator
  33. Back in the US of A and stomping down some roots
  34. Crying “Monster!”
  35. Should Parents be Licensed?
  36. Campbell’s Law
  37. No Child Left Behind
  38. Washington Lawyers
  39. CCSD Teacher Coaches: Another Failed Idea
  40. Hillary won Texas!
  41. The Economy
  42. NCLB 2.0: The Fix Is In. Or Not.
  43. Liberal Fascism
  44. Stateswomen (Amy)
  45. Teaching Boys and Girls Separately
  46. Schools need pact oversight
  47. Asperger Hell
  48. Republicans Live in a Parallel Universe
  50. Homeschooling and why it may not be as great as it sounds
  51. Edcuation and the Election
  52. movie: Lost in China
  53. Reading and Math Educators Tackle Education Challenges
  54. Does the Research Su
Joel Wagner
Joel Wagner (<strong><a href="">@sywtt</a></strong>) began teaching band in 2002. Though he had a lot of information, his classes were out of control. He found himself tired, frustrated, disrespected by students, lonely, and on the brink of quitting. He had had enough. He resigned from his school district right before spring break of his second year and made it his personal mission to learn to be a great teacher. <strong><a href="">So You Want To Teach?</a></strong> is the ongoing story of that quest for educational excellence.

5 thoughts on “Around The Blogosphere: No Child Left Behind

  1. Why does the government insist on catching everyone up? Has it not occurred to them that those students are just slackers who never want, or even try, to do their homework? While the government is waiting for everyone else to catch up, everyone else falls behind. Isn’t that ironic? The students who need to be pushed, and actually want to excel in their school work, are, in fact, “dumbing down” because of the curriculum.

  2. I definitely think this law was “meant for good” but is very flawed. I know it’s one of those things that sounds good on paper and to the untrained educator…but in reality it’s really not good.


  3. Audrey:

    I agree that there are students out there who simply don’t care. They are motivated, but not to work in the traditional education system. This is one more reason I am not a big proponent of our current educational system…

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