Ignoring 'No child' makes good sense

Ignoring 'No child' makes good sense

There are 1 comment on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Dec 16, 2007, titled Ignoring 'No child' makes good sense. In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

No Child Left Behind, supposedly an antidote to the "soft bigotry of low expectations," has instead spawned lowered standards.

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Interested Party

Hollywood, FL

#1 Dec 16, 2007
One thing you didn't say was that the NCLB asks for an impossibility: 100% proficiency for each school by a certain year (2014?). That is impossible. No human is exactly like the other. All have differing abilities.

I feel sorry for the schools who have students with profound difficulties, where moving a finger is considered a major achievement for a particular child. How do they measure proficiency? Will those schools be closed down for failing the FCAT?

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