Friday, October 30, 2009

As 2014 deadline approaches, teachers question fairness of NCLB

Some Illinois teachers say that requiring all students to meet federal standards on state tests by 2014 under No Child Left Behind is unfair. They say expecting students with special needs to score at the same level as academically gifted students is unrealistic and the pressure of testing has an effect on students and staff. "It's like telling a gym teacher to get all of his kids to run a mile between four and six minutes. It's not going to happen," one teacher says. The Courier News (Elgin, Ill.)

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