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View Diary: No Child Left Behind: Doomed to Fail? (116 comments)

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  •  Sadly, some of the students are so far behind... (8+ / 0-)

    that even their 4-year degree doesn't get them caught up.

    I teach mostly graduate students in a clinical/professional degree program, and the amount of time that we must spend in remedial writing drastically reduces the amount of time available for teaching content.

    Things have gotten so dire in our program that tomorrow we will spend the day engaged in one of the most dreaded tasks any faculty member could ever face -- the FULL DAY FACULTY RETREAT TO REVIEW THE CURRICULUM!

    Save us all...

    •  Of course, because when you fail... (6+ / 0-)

      2/3rds of your class, it is automatically a problem with your teaching skills.  We can never blame society.

      So, you'll go off to your retreat and dumb down the curriculum once again so that you can get more kids into the system who will bring in more financial aid through loans that the student will never be able to pay back because he'll never be able to compete with some guy from Indian, or Canada, for a job requiring his/her degree.

      What a system...

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