Everything you need to know about
NO CHILD'S BEHIND
or - Is this any way to fund
It comes from a group of great folks in
Buckland, Massachusetts, just down the mountain from us - it is
loaded with information for schools, is cheap and a great
fund-raiser/conversation piece. and I just don't see how you can live
without it! Our local hardware store sells it and they tell me it
sells like hot cakes - almost as well as their 75 cent ice cream
- The No Child Left
In compliance with the President's recent
educational initiatives, teachers using this volume as a textbook are
encouraged to 'teach to the test.' The practice questions below are
the questions that will appear on the test and determine whether your
school will receive federal, state, and local funding. In accordance
to the Texas model please ensure that your lowest performing students
have dropped out prior to the test date.
SECTION ONE - MATH
- 1. In the No Child Left Behind Act,
Congress authorized a $5.6 billon increase in Title One spending
for low lncome children. However, President Bush budgeted only $1
billion for Title One. If Title One calls for $2,800 per
poverty-level student, how many children are left behind?
- a. 0
- b. 1
- c. 7
- d. 1,643,857
- 2. In the No Child Left Behind Act,
Congress authorized an expansion of transportation and other
support services to an additional 130,000 homeless children.
Instead of an Increase, the President's budget froze funding for
the homeless education program. Because of inflation, this meant
8,000 fewer homeless children could be served than in the previous
year. Assuming there is no increase ... (continued
- (notice position of
SECTION TWO - VERBAL
- i. Teddy agreed to throw his support
behind the No Child Left Behind Act because George had promised to
fully ______ it. When George presented his budget, Teddy felt
_____________. Which pair of words best fills in the
- a. undermine; excited
- b. comprehend; appreciative
- c. transcribe; Betsy
- d. fund; betrayed
- 2. George W. Bush said, "Education is my
top priority," he was being...
- a. mendacious
- b. rebarbative
- c. risible
- d. all of the above
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- Reprinted from Lies: And the Lying
Liars Who Tell Them - A Fair and Balanced Look at the
Right by Al Franken by permission of Dutton, a member of
Penguin Group (USA) Inc. Copyright Al Franken, Inc., 2003. All
rights reserved. This excerpt, or any parts thereof, may not be
reproduced without permission.
- Did you know?
- A major component of the NCLB Act is the
accountability of schools for student progress, as measured by
tests administered in every public school, in every state.
However, as each state is responsible for selecting its own test,
there is wide variability in material tested, standards, and the
starting points for assessing adequate yearly progress
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'em while they are still relevant. They only cost $15 each plus
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to their website (which is being constructed even now as we read
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Worth the wait! The calendar is a masterpiece.
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