10/2: No Child Left Behind state waivers

The AJC Editorial Board

It’s pretty clear that the federal No Child Left Behind Act isn’t living up to its name, despite good intentions. Too many children are still being left behind in our public schools.

That’s an intolerable situation in this day and time when Georgia and the rest of the U.S. are competing with the entire world for economic success. Coming away from that ongoing struggle with a sufficient level of job-producing economic growth requires in good measure a workforce that’s fit and ready for the 21st century and what it will demand of workers. That’s where schools come in.

Read what the AJC Editorial BoardState School Superintendent John Barge, and two educators have to say.   Then tell us what you think.

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October 2nd, 2011
10:39 am

Too much ignorance exists reg arding the survival of the fittest within the United States by a number of influential individuals . In theory, Proposals offered by these people have great appeal and would function very well except for the facts that no two people begin the journey through life from identical situations nor with the same basic inherited mental and physical tools. AND, when the inherent greed of most all humans to have at least as much as any other person is considered eventually leads to their proposals resulting into no more than spitting into a gale force wind. NOTE that these influential individual demonstrate that greed by believing and many actually overtly stating that their proposals are better(greed) than anyone elses’ proposals.


October 1st, 2011
1:31 pm

Oy. Ladyhawk. Way to begin with misinformation! CCS is a STATE-led initiative, not federal. The Feds have no control over CCS. The states that bought in do.

Read before we post.


October 1st, 2011
11:02 am

The feds, with their CCS (Common Core Standards) are still afraid to let teachers teach. Don’t entrust that, which they (the feds) seek to control. That being our children’s future.


September 30th, 2011
10:47 pm