Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Why Comply With A Bad Education Law? - The Crucial Voice of the PeopleThe Crucial Voice of the People

Why Comply With A Bad Education Law? - The Crucial Voice of the PeopleThe Crucial Voice of the People:

Why Comply With A Bad Education Law?

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Why comply with the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) when it is as bad as the law it replaced — No Child Left Behind (NCLB) ? Worse really.
And just because lawmakers say they are giving “autonomy” to states and local schools doesn’t make it so.
Most teachers feel they must comply. Most parents don’t know what the law does. The general taxpaying public? They should care. Billions have been wasted in the false promises of reforms.
I’m part of the general public. The “why comply” question began to plague me because I saw with my own eyes and heard with my own ears how compliance with the ESSA requirement for “meaningful” consultation with parents was not at all meaningful.
This teacher clarifies what happened when we complied with NCLB. We knew it had “unintended consequences” by year five of its existence. It did harm without doing what it promised. But we kept on complying for another decade. Why?
Here’s the problem: ESSA still contains everything that made NCLB a law detrimental to Why Comply With A Bad Education Law? - The Crucial Voice of the PeopleThe Crucial Voice of the People: 
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