WNC students missing out on math, science, technology scholarships?
As I write this article, I can't help but wonder how many high school students, teachers, parents, educators, administrators and government officials in WNC know that Sajith Wickramasekara and Andrew Guo, two ...
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#1 Feb 1, 2009
"Teachers are working hard to meet the ABC goals and No Child Left Behind targets and dont have time for the gifted students."
In other words, the school system is expending the greatest amount of effort on students and programs that offer the least benefit to society. Failing to reward and nurture superiority is guaranteed to produce, at best, mediocrity.
NCLB and the like is what you get when you start applying political "solutions" to real-world problems--simplistic, narrow-minded, "solutions" that ignore inconvenient bits of reality like that getting some kids up to even the minimal standards of NCLB requires effort vastly greater than any possible benefit to those kids, or society, and comes at the expense of kids who could benefit from the effort.
You get what you pay for--rewarding stupidity gets you, on average, more stupidity.
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