By Brian Washington
No Child Left Behind reached a major milestone yesterday, and educators nationwide are urging lawmakers considering reauthorization of this flawed law to consider the negative impact it has had on students and public schools and fix it.
“When you use shoddy, fill-in-the-bubble tests as the basis for an accountability system—test that frequently aren’t aligned with what’s being taught in classrooms—so-called accountability systems lose all credibility,” said NEA President Dennis Van Roekel.
NCLB—with its high-stakes testing—turned 10 years old yesterday. Click here to learn more about the anniversary and how educators think NCLB needs to be changed.