August 17th, 2007

No Child Left Behind, Part 3: Teachers Take On NCLB

Some of the best teachers in the country are saying that the federal law called No Child Left Behind makes their jobs both more difficult and less rewarding. They believe the annual tests required by the law unfairly represent students’ abilities, and teachers’ accomplishments.

With frustrations mounting, teachers are demanding representation in Washington, choosing school management over classroom jobs, and reluctantly abandoning the profession altogether.

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[...] two schools in San Diego that took advantage of the law to turn their schools around. And finally, in Part 3, we talk with some of the best teachers in the country — some of whom say that NCLB makes [...]

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