82% Of Public Schools Expected To ‘Fail’ This Year

US Education Secretary Arne Duncan

US Education Secretary Arne Duncan

Is it that the schools will ‘fail’ the “No Child Left Behind” program or the program itself is a ‘fail’ for schools? The Raw Story reports:

In testimony to Congress Wednesday, US Education Secretary Arne Duncan made a startling claim: This year, up to 82 percent of public schools could “fail” the government’s “No Child Left Behind” standards.

“No Child Left Behind is broken and we need to fix it now,” he said, according to a transcript provided by the Department of Education.

“This law has created dozens of ways for schools to fail and very few ways to help them succeed,” Duncan added. “We should get out of the business of labeling schools as failures and create a new law that is fair and flexible, and focused on the schools and students most at risk.”

Last year, just 32 percent of schools were failing the government’s rigorous testing standards. Duncan was speaking to the House Education and Work Force Committee.

[Continues at The Raw Story]

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  • DeepCough

    I think what’s worse is that none of these kids will know the irony of the No Child Left Behind Act because none of them will know the proper meaning of irony.

  • DeepCough

    I think what’s worse is that none of these kids will know the irony of the No Child Left Behind Act because none of them will know the proper meaning of irony.

  • scallywag

    Aren’t you glad that more of your tax money is funding those who can afford a good education and neglecting those economic pockets that can not afford it? (which is what No Child left Behind effectively does) Soon the dumbing down of America will be completely achieved, as Charlie Sheen would say- ‘Winning!’

    http://scallywagandvagabond.com/2011/03/82-of-public-schools-are-expected-to-fail-this-year/

  • Anonymous

    Aren’t you glad that more of your tax money is funding those who can afford a good education and neglecting those economic pockets that can not afford it? (which is what No Child left Behind effectively does) Soon the dumbing down of America will be completely achieved, as Charlie Sheen would say- ‘Winning!’

    http://scallywagandvagabond.com/2011/03/82-of-public-schools-are-expected-to-fail-this-year/

  • Godozo

    And so No Child Allowed Ahead (what I’ve called it since Shrub Jr. put it in effect) is having its wanted effect: The forceful DEFUNDING of public schooling. Since the expectation is 100% success, and since anyone flunking out is defined as failing by those measures; no school will be getting federal tax dollars by the time No Child Allowed Ahead is in full force.

    And if you think our colleges suck, wait another ten years or so….

    • DeepCough

      We don’t have to wait: our colleges are already putting many students in massive amounts of debt right when they get out, and it’s even worse if you go to a for-profit college.

  • Godozo

    And so No Child Allowed Ahead (what I’ve called it since Shrub Jr. put it in effect) is having its wanted effect: The forceful DEFUNDING of public schooling. Since the expectation is 100% success, and since anyone flunking out is defined as failing by those measures; no school will be getting federal tax dollars by the time No Child Allowed Ahead is in full force.

    And if you think our colleges suck, wait another ten years or so….

  • 5by5

    Arne Duncan is a douche who’s spent all of maybe an hour in a classroom, and this is the dork Obama pus in charge of fixing the trainwreck Texas educational system that George Bush brought to the nation? Can we get a real educator in the house, please?

    Obama is good at many things, but personnel decisions is NOT one of them. From the homophobic preacher speaking at the inaugural to hiring a dip like Larry Sommers — these are not good choices.

  • 5by5

    Arne Duncan is a douche who’s spent all of maybe an hour in a classroom, and this is the dork Obama pus in charge of fixing the trainwreck Texas educational system that George Bush brought to the nation? Can we get a real educator in the house, please?

    Obama is good at many things, but personnel decisions is NOT one of them. From the homophobic preacher speaking at the inaugural to hiring a dip like Larry Sommers — these are not good choices.

  • 5by5

    Matter of fact, come to think of it, he could randomly grab a teacher out of the protest crowds in Madison, Wisconsin who’d do a better job than Duncan and his idiotic “Waiting for Superman”, “Hey, let’s gut public education in favor of bullshit charter schools that are no better” crowd.

  • 5by5

    Matter of fact, come to think of it, he could randomly grab a teacher out of the protest crowds in Madison, Wisconsin who’d do a better job than Duncan and his idiotic “Waiting for Superman”, “Hey, let’s gut public education in favor of bullshit charter schools that are no better” crowd.

  • 5by5

    Matter of fact, come to think of it, he could randomly grab a teacher out of the protest crowds in Madison, Wisconsin who’d do a better job than Duncan and his idiotic “Waiting for Superman”, “Hey, let’s gut public education in favor of bullshit charter schools that are no better” crowd.

  • DeepCough

    We don’t have to wait: our colleges are already putting many students in massive amounts of debt right when they get out, and it’s even worse if you go to a for-profit college.

  • DeepCough

    We don’t have to wait: our colleges are already putting many students in massive amounts of debt right when they get out, and it’s even worse if you go to a for-profit college.

  • Haystack

    No Child Left Behind is a failure.

    Education consists of so much more than coaching students to pass a series of government-mandated standardized tests. Its a waste of time that sucks time and resources away from actual teaching. Teachers and schools need to be empowered to do their jobs in whatever way is most fitting to their particular students and local conditions. Educators are often intelligent, creative, passionate people whose hands are tied by sleazy politicians and number-crunching bureaucrats who want to reduce their profession to bubble-scored tests and rote memorization.

    Instead of supporting our educators, we demonize them, we bust their unions, we take their pay and their funding and hand it over to Wall Street and the Koch brothers–then we wonder why our educational system is broken.

  • Haystack

    No Child Left Behind is a failure.

    Education consists of so much more than coaching students to pass a series of government-mandated standardized tests. Its a waste of time that sucks time and resources away from actual teaching. Teachers and schools need to be empowered to do their jobs in whatever way is most fitting to their particular students and local conditions. Educators are often intelligent, creative, passionate people whose hands are tied by sleazy politicians and number-crunching bureaucrats who want to reduce their profession to bubble-scored tests and rote memorization.

    Instead of supporting our educators, we demonize them, we bust their unions, we take their pay and their funding and hand it over to Wall Street and the Koch brothers–then we wonder why our educational system is broken.

  • Nobody

    82% of schools have realized that stupid children are not smart even after being handed a calligraphy scrawled piece of paper while wearing a dress and a square hat. Universities are also beginning to suspect that 99% of MBA graduates who have shelled out tens of thousands of dollars in order to parrot buzzwords and slap dollar signs on everything in sight, also have a fake education.

  • Nobody

    82% of schools have realized that stupid children are not smart even after being handed a calligraphy scrawled piece of paper while wearing a dress and a square hat. Universities are also beginning to suspect that 99% of MBA graduates who have shelled out tens of thousands of dollars in order to parrot buzzwords and slap dollar signs on everything in sight, also have a fake education.

  • Nobody

    82% of schools have realized that stupid children are not smart even after being handed a calligraphy scrawled piece of paper while wearing a dress and a square hat. Universities are also beginning to suspect that 99% of MBA graduates who have shelled out tens of thousands of dollars in order to parrot buzzwords and slap dollar signs on everything in sight, also have a fake education.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MEVTMUXT6TSEVZOCBDRVVR6EPI GEM

    Where to even begin…government control of schools is based under the social efficiency model and socialism; that each child will have their life path determined via the classist/racist/eugenics-based standardized tests and IQ tests. Then with their path in mind, they will be taught in the compulsory “common school” (A Prussian-style education) just what they need to know and nothing more, as anything more would not be efficient and would not fit their pre-destined path. Sound wacky? Check out my blog at http://3rseduc.blogspot.com as I uncover these truths one by one….it’s a work in progress :)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MEVTMUXT6TSEVZOCBDRVVR6EPI GEM

    Where to even begin…government control of schools is based under the social efficiency model and socialism; that each child will have their life path determined via the classist/racist/eugenics-based standardized tests and IQ tests. Then with their path in mind, they will be taught in the compulsory “common school” (A Prussian-style education) just what they need to know and nothing more, as anything more would not be efficient and would not fit their pre-destined path. Sound wacky? Check out my blog at http://3rseduc.blogspot.com as I uncover these truths one by one….it’s a work in progress :)

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