teachers hate NCLB. Even the conservative teachers i teach are not happy with the law. and, dubya doesn't see the problems so we aren't likely to see any fixes. just yesterday in this area Jenison High School was identified as being a failing school -- they didn't meet annual yearly progress. the funny (or sad) thing about this is that Jenison was chosen by Newsweek magazine last year as one of the top high schools in the nation. their reputation caused a lot of parents of students with disabilities to move into the district or transfer in. most students in special education are required to take the same test that the general education students take and the students with disabilities obviously don't do as well. because of this, the scores fell this year. the administrators even pointed out the higher enrollment of students with disabilities as a culprit (far greater than a typical school of that size). good thing we moved out of that district last year. it's a failing school despite being a top school in the nation.
<br><br><br>--<br>one of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors. -Plato