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Soon We Will Drown in Data, Courtesty of NCLB and the Broad Foundation

Ohanian Notes: Standard and Poor's and Just for Kids are also partnering in this venture. The American taxpayer and the Broad Foundation are footing the bill. They don't yet have data from all states. Read the small print and you will see that, for starters, this program will get rid of

1)teacher certification

2)students who don't toe the line.

They call it standards and local flexibility.

Here's the blurb from the website:

The School Information Partnership is a public-private collaboration designed to empower parents, educators and policymakers to use the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) data to make informed decisions and improve school results. Standard & Poor's created the website which includes a suite of interactive analytical tools from Standard & Poor's School Evaluation Services and the National Center for Educational Accountability's Just for the Kids. For schools, districts and states across the nation, the website will display available data required to be publicly reported under NCLB. This initiative is funded by The Broad Foundation and U.S. Department of Education.

Here are the categories you can check to see how great NCLB is. If you think there is local control, then talk to a teacher forced to use Open Court or some other direct instruction reading program.

Getting Results
Measuring Progress

  • Making Gains Every Year

  • Investing in What Works

  • Good Teachers

  • Local Control and Flexibility

  • State Standards

  • Supporting Charter Schools

  • The polls are conducted by--wink wink--Public Agenda.



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