Monday, May 22, 2006

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!"


At Tuesday, May 23, 2006, Blogger 1citizen said...

The cost to transport all those kids to the various corners of the earth would be prohibitive.

It would be less costly and more effective to send the administrators, curriculum directors, and teachers responsible for the failure to the 3rd world countries.


At Tuesday, May 23, 2006, Blogger Indiana Public School Superintendent said...

Then you would have a total void in the political process.

You might want to rethink that.

There would be no one on your favorite list left to blame for the next phony crisis!

At Wednesday, May 24, 2006, Blogger 1citizen said...

Actually, after the first wave of forced expatriation, I would expand the program to include textbook editors, deans of teaching colleges, school board members who don't research curriculum properly, parents who don't give a damn, shiftless kids, ad infinitum.


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