On the impact of No Child Left Behind.
YES! It does not make the student a well rounded person! It just gets them ready for a test.
The pressure from top down on teachers is to get the kids to pass these tests, at the expense of engagement in real learning. Children and teachers are stressed; great deal of educational time is spent on test preparation, and schools that do not perform on these tests are penalized.
I urge an improvement in both the LITERATURE children are taught and in a change in reading READINESS pedagogy. Explicit methods detailed at judyramirez.blogspot.com.
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