Posts Tagged ‘Public schools’

Engineering the Failure of Public Schools, Part 4: High-Stakes Testing

By Dave Palmer Part 4 of 4 The final pieces of the puzzle that shows how public schools are currently being set up for failure are the very many standardized tests students have to take. No matter how many times our representatives and senators in Lansing cut the budget for schools, they always seem to find […]

Engineering the failure of public schools, Part 2: Unrealistic Expectations

By: Dave Palmer Part 2 of 4 Another facet of the attempt to undermine public schools and ensure their failure is contained in the realm of unrealistic expectations. The 2001 No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) set the gears of the modern war against public schooling in motion by setting forth both unrealistic expectations and using […]

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