Offshoring as a school improvement initiative
The Federal Department of Education in conjunction with the Bush administration, stunned the educational community recently by authorizing the use of "outsourcing" and "offshoring" for schools that fail to make Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) under NCLB.
In recent weeks, the individual states have been releasing their lists of failing schools under the increasing demands of NCLB, prompting the feds to announce new methods for dealing with students struggling under the rising expectations.
"This is a very progressive move. The business community has been asking schools to perform more like a business and what better expression of this than the use of "offshoring," explained Margaret Spellings.
"All failing schools under NCLB will now be allowed to ship all failing students to third world countries. This should help the bottom line immediately."
When asked if that wasn't a little harsh, Spellings said, "Hey it's a dog-eat-dog business world out there and its now a global economy. I don't see anything wrong with offshoring students to a third world country. If they can't graduate they can at least get a job there!"