Principal: NCLB out of touch with socioceconomic realities

06/27/2004 | Philadelphia Inquirer, The

Carmen F. Mitcho, principal of the Thomas Bowe School in Glasboro, N.J., says any assessment of NCLB's goals must consider the broader puzzle of how to create a literate society in a world of haves and have-nots. The legislation's goals sound great, he says, but they fail to reflect the reality that poor children's basic needs must be met before learning can take place.

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