Fight Back Friday: Student Success Act biggest oxymoron ever

UPDATE via NEA Education Votes: House of Representatives narrowly passes flawed ESEA reauthorization Members of the House of Representatives today passed the “Student Success Act” (H.R. 5), the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The measure passed 221–207, with no Democratic votes in support and 12 Republicans voting no on final passage. […]

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Help is not on its way

Linda Darling-Hammond has a lengthy article in the latest issue of The Nation titled “Why is Congress Redlining our Schools?” Here’s an excerpt: Although the current draft of the law scales back some of the worst overreaches of No Child Left Behind, the sanctions for failing to make “adequate yearly progress” that have threatened all […]

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