Saturday, July 23, 2011

South Dakota to purposely miss NCLB benchmarks in 2011

According to a recent article, South Dakota officials plan to purposely miss the No Children Left Behind benchmarks to make a point that the legislation is unreasonable and needs to be rewritten. State officials have been asking for a rewrite of NCLB because without it, 85% of the schools will be considered "failing", according to Education Secretary Melody Schopp.

Schopp says the state is freezing this year's progress standards and will use the same benchmarks next year - so students won't be asked to make gains that are out of their reach.

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