Teacher: NCLB goals are unattainable and off-target

03/22/2004 | USA Today

High school teacher and USA Today columnist Patrick Welsh says the standards movement is based on the flawed belief that if teachers and administrators are threatened with enough sanctions, they will find the magic bullet for raising student achievement. While he supports schools' reporting of subgroup test scores, he contends the results should be used to identify teachers who need to be retrained or let go.

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