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  •  So glad my children were not as effect by NCLB (4+ / 0-)
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    teacherken, hwy70scientist, jayden, JanL

    My older daughter was subjected to very little of NCLB.  She was taught to compose a paper in logical clear manner with correct grammar.  Draft, edit, repeat.  Lots of practice.

    My younger daughter had a learning disability and we got her out of public education for high school.  She had enough trouble and NCLB just added to it.  She couldn't take those tests to save her soul, they did not reflect what she knew but there she sat for a week taking them not to mention the waste of instructional time teaching to the test.  She went to a Quaker school for kids with processing problems.  She had a much better learning experience than if she didn't have a disability and stayed in public school.  It's a disgrace that we are destroying our public education system and subjecting kids to 12 years of this crap.

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