There was an article in Tuesday's San Francisco Chronicle about the dismal progress of the No Child Left Behind initiative.
What's shocking is that California now has more than 1,000 schools persistently failing to meet these standards. That's more than any other state!
Schools in this category are now forced to undergo drastic restructuring. However, the study released by the Center for Education Policy, found that there have been few positive results so far from the schools that have gone through the restructuring process. In fact, in many cases there have been negative consequences such as the inability to find new teachers once a school restructures and eliminates existing staff.
It's seems that what's not getting addressed by NCLB is the need for more school funding and more and better-skilled teachers. Without these elements can restructuring be effective? Personally I'm not very optimistic.
For the complete report go to: http://www.cep-dc.org/.
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