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by George Wood,Deborah Meier

Many Children Left Behind: How the No Child Left Behind Act Is Damaging Our Children and Our Schools download ebook
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0807004596
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978-0807004593
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George Wood,Deborah Meier
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Beacon Press; 1 edition (September 29, 2004)
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152 pages
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Signed into law in 2002, the federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) promised to revolutionize . We are leaving droves of children behind and wasting precious fiscal and human resources teaching children how to test.

Signed into law in 2002, the federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) promised to revolutionize American public education. Originally supported by a bipartisan coalition.

Meier, Deborah; Wood, George H. (George Harrison). From "Separate but equal" to "No child left behind": the collision of new standards and old inequalities, Linda Darling-Hammond - A view from the field: NCLB's effects on classrooms and schools, George Wood - NCLB's selective vision of equality: some gaps count more than others, Stan Karp - NCLB and democracy, Deborah Meier - NCLB and. the effort to privatize public education, Alfie Kohn - Leaving no child behind: overhauling NCLB, Monty Neill.

Many Children Left Behind book. While it may seem that No Child Left Behind (NCLB) is a great thing, especially to someone who hasn't talked to teachers or read on their own on the topic, it is actually the DEVIL. Okay, it's not THAT bad, but its effects could mean the end of public education as we know it. It punishes students and communities that need help the most, and actually makes worse the very problems it sets out to solve.

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Deborah Meier (born April 6, 1931) is an American educator often considered the founder of the modern small schools . Many Children Left Behind: How the No Child Left Behind Act is Damaging Our Children and Our Schools.

Deborah Meier (born April 6, 1931) is an American educator often considered the founder of the modern small schools movement  .

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9780807004593 Signed into law in 2002, the federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) promised to revolutionize American public education. Many people supported it originally, despite doubts, because of its promise especially to improve the way schools serve poor children. Please tell us how we can improve it.

Signed into law in 2002, the federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) promised to revolutionize American .

The nationwide No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act is the latest attempt to reform American education. According to the authors in this book, NCLB actually hurts, instead of helps, children, especially urban children.

How the No Child Left Behind Act Is Damaging Our Children and Our Schools. About Many Children Left Behind. Signed into law in 2002, the federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) promised to revolutionize American public education.

Signed into law in 2002, the federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) promised to revolutionize American public education. Originally supported by a bipartisan coalition, it purports to improve public schools by enforcing a system of standards and accountability through high-stakes testing. Many people supported it originally, despite doubts, because of its promise especially to improve the way schools serve poor children. By making federal funding contingent on accepting a system of tests and sanctions, it is radically affecting the life of schools around the country.But, argue the authors of this citizen's guide to the most important political issue in education, far from improving public schools and increasing the ability of the system to serve poor and minority children, the law is doing exactly the opposite. Here some of our most prominent, respected voices in education-including school innovator Deborah Meier, education activist Alfie Kohn, and founder of the Coalition of Essential Schools Theodore R. Sizer-come together to show us how, point by point, NCLB undermines the things it claims to improve:* How NCLB punishes rather than helps poor and minority kids and their schools * How NCLB helps further an agenda of privatization and an attack on public schools * How the focus on testing and test preparation dumbs down classrooms * And they put forward a richly articulated vision of alternatives.Educators and parents around the country are feeling the harshly counterproductive effects of NCLB. This book is an essential guide to understanding what's wrong and where we should go from here.
Reviews:
  • Umdwyn
The "No Child Left Behind Law" has now been in effect for about 6 years, and although this book was written 3 years ago, the material is as valid today as it was when it was written. The book consists of essays written by various people with ties to education about what is wrong with the law, and although there is some overlap, much of the information is useful.

Did you know, for instance, that the law does not allow a sub group to drop year over year, even though such drops are within the standard deviation of the statistical results for such tests? That s but one gem to be found in this book.

There is one area where I found they were lacking. They do not address gifted children and how they are being hurt by the law. My daughter is GATE, and I have been fighting the problem of testing for years. She is always in the 99-100% and should have been moved up. Each time I complained, schools gave me various vague answers. Finally, I was taken aside and told she wouldn't be advanced to where she was challenged because the school couldn't afford to lose her top test scores. If she got to where she was challenged, her scores would drop and wouldn't help keep the school at the level it was at. I also knew of at least 10 other parents in the same trap.

So, in addition to hurting the poor and poorly performing, we are now also holding back the gifted kids. Amazing!

We are leaving droves of children behind and wasting precious fiscal and human resources teaching children how to test. Read this book and become prepared before the law causes you to have issues at your school!
  • Steep
I highly recommend this book to anyone who really wants to know about NCLB and the real effects it has on the public education system. She (along with several other progressive education advocates Kohn, Darling-Hammond, Sizer, etc.) tries to get the word out on how detrimental this legislation is for public education: NCLB has made those low-performing schools pleases where no one wants to teach: increased emphasis is placed on some subjects while others are neglected in order to raise standardized test scores. Meier et. al. tries to talk sense to anyone who will listen!!! I want everyone who cares about public education, as well as the future of our democracy, READ THIS BOOK!!!
  • Goldfury
I am a teacher at a small rural school. The horrors of the way this law is implemented is far-reaching, even to our area of strong local control. The NCLB law is going to do the opposite of what it's well-intentioned (hopefully) authors wanted - destroy public education and create a wider chasm between the haves and have-nots. All good teachers know that this law leaves very little time or energy to teach the way we know REALLY attends to the development of children and is forcing the best teachers to consider leaving the profession. Many of us won't because we care about the kids so much.

This book, written by true experts in the field of educational research, explains so beautifully the reasons why the law is no good for our schools, and like the child in the EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES it tells the truth and screams to be heard. Somebody...PLEASE...send a copy to Mr. Bush.
  • Keth
Nice book
  • Velan
If you're looking for a short, cogent overview of NCLB and the major issues, this is the book for you. Edited by Meier and Wood, it contains chapters written by six different authors including Linda Darling-Hammond and Alfie Kohn.
  • Nuadador
I received this book quickly from when I placed my order and it was perfect!
  • Zavevidi
I am writing a paper on NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND and this book has given me good insight to the pros and cons of NCLB
Presents NCLB from multiple perspectives
Informative

Recommended reading

Darling-Hammond’s piece was the most well written portion in my opinion- she’s advocating as she’s has for decades about the savage inequalities which exist within our system

Thanks to all for the contribution to the literature