Friday, January 20, 2012

Geaux Teacher!: REFORM OR BUST - JINDAL STYLE!!!

Geaux Teacher!: REFORM OR BUST - JINDAL STYLE!!!:

REFORM OR BUST - JINDAL'S VOUCHERS

A St. Tammany Parish School Board member asked a question last night after hearing presentations on the Common Core Standards and the new high stakes tests that will be rolled out in 2014 that will be aligned with those standards and will replace our current iLEAP/LEAP tests - and will be the new basis for the Teacher Evaluation System 50% student progress component.

Q: If private schools don't have to use the Common Core Standards or the tests, where does state accountability come in for those public school students who receive vouchers to attend them?

My Answer: SHORT - there is no accountability to the system attached to vouchers. Parents are now EMPOWERED and the accountability, by virtue of CHOICE, belongs to them. LONG - No accountability is

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