Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Katrina

Well, as if a being a hurricane survivor and refugee wasn't enough, we now learn that Margaret Spellings' official position on NCLB is that LA refugees should still be required to take any assessment tests applicable in the schools that they are displaced to.

Teacherken has a post discussing the issue. Scroll down to the bottom for the text.

3 Comments:

At Sunday, September 11, 2005, Blogger EdWonk said...

We like to keep an eye on Secretary Margaret Spellings. As of now she is willing to consider "on a case-specific basis," waivers for those aspects of NCLB that apply to reporting. As Teacherken points out, the rules for testing still apply. See our post "The Spellings Report: Hurricane Katrina And NCLB" right here.

 
At Sunday, September 11, 2005, Blogger Mamacita said...

Nothing surprises me any more, and that's a shame, because it means that we've seen so much idiocy and horror in our schools that we no longer react with the proper instinctive horror.

 
At Monday, September 19, 2005, Blogger Superdestroyer said...

I am amazed that teachers and administrator are acting like students every transfer between states and that if a student transfers then the new location is not responsible for educating the child if the child as a hard luck story.

The real question is "What is the policy on transferring students?" and why should the LA students be treated differently than a transferring student who had to move because their parent lost a job.

 

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