Fix No Child Left Behind

No Child Left Behind is up for reauthorization - we know it needs fixing. We believe every child has the right to a high quality education that prepares them to be successful in life. NCLB does not ensure that. Narrowing the curriculum, requiring high stakes testing as the only measure of success, and unilaterally applying sanctions to schools and districts doesn\'t serve anyone\'s needs. We call upon the Congress to reauthorize NCLB with the following considerations: -Students need skills that prepare them to participate in a global society; -Schools and districts need to provide an education that meets the unique needs of the children they serve; -States must have flexibility in developing accountability systems that rise above the low standards set by NCLB and truly consider the future of our children.

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Shelly Masur Redwood City School Board This petition is not sponsored or authorized by the Redwood City School District.

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California School Board Association\'s website addressing fixes to NCLB: http://www.csba.org/nclb There are currently over 40 bills that have been introduced to fix NCLB. To track legislation related to NCLB reauthorization go to www.thomas.gov and enter \"No Child Left Behind\" in the search box. To see what the Department of Education is saying about NCLB go to www.ed.gov

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    Robin Jones

    5 months ago Comments: -
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    Missy Tobin, United States

    7 years ago Comments: I'm not currently an educator nor am I a parent, but I'm the daughter of one and hope to be one myself. Let's review for a moment that the secretary of education has, as far as we know, has never taught in her life. Maybe my fellow education majors and educators have been misinformed, but, we have seen clasmates and students with potential drop out because the exams are too hard and they can't reach the goals that are set. Emphasis on math and reading do the children no good if they don't understand. Yes kids have to reach a standard at each grade, but, what happens when they can't What happens when they get to highschool and fall behind in math It's one of the toughest subjects to get caught up on. Get rid of NCLB soon or we'll all suffer in the future.
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    Shannon Rosa, United States

    7 years ago
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