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No Child Left Behind
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Posted 1/28/08
"No Child Left Behind" is a load of bull. DX

Sure, it was originally started with (very basic) good intentions. Good intentions are all well and good, but does it have to be at the expense of actually learning and getting a good education? Seriously. It is a known fact that kids these days aren't learning JACK. There's no help on the parents end either: they send their child to school knowing absolutely nothing and thinking "oh, that's the teacher's job, why should I teach my child anything before they are ready to learn?"

Balderdash. I could read at a 3rd grade level, write my name and address, and count to 20 all before I entered kindergarten. Try that one on for size. (By the way, I never went to preschool. I learned it all from my parents. Today's parents could learn a lot from the older generations, because parents these days don't teach their kids jack.)

And the cuts to music and art programs is just unnecessary. Especially since the general mindset is "The more we cut in 'unnecessary' areas, the more we can spend on 'education'." That's all well and good. So why are the sports still thriving? Why haven't they cut down on funding those too?! (ex: My old high school's top-of-the-line band program would not exist w/out fundraising and our band booster parents. The school's administrators always expect us to play at football and basketball games, and for the school's bagpipe band to participate in special events, yet they don't do a damn thing to support them. If the band program starts to go down in the next few years, I'm going to laugh. Because they were asking for it.)

Anyway, bottom line: The visual and fine arts shouldn't have to suffer because people want to "raise standardized testing scores." If some poor schmuck is going to flunk out of school, I say let 'em. It's their own fault for slacking off in the first place. There no no earthly sense in trying to help an underachiever, especially one who is just along for a free ride and probably won't do anything with their life anyway.

Fortunately, I'm in college now so I don't have to worry about it. XD
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nope sometimes people just dumb
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i think it was stupid and slightly sterotyping they made all the minorites take the test at my school ... we live in the suburbs .. they act like just cause you not white that means your obviously getting left behind in reading in stuff .. no white people were required take the test im personally offended soo there president bush .. i can spell big words im not S-T-U-P-I-D ,- see i spelled that right
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i think it's not working at all. my brother was forced to tutor his classmate because his classmate can't even solve a simple math problem. they're already in 10th grade. the hell with that no child left behind if a student can't even solve a simple multiplication problem.
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26 / M / With in the light
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Posted 1/31/08
dam bush
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Posted 1/31/08
we only have less then a year before he is out of office
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