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2004-2005 SCHOOL CALDENDAR

Everything you need to know about the

NO CHILD'S BEHIND ACT

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or - Is this any way to fund education?

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 cone!

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The No Child Left Behind
Standardized Test

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 SKILLS
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 below)
 
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(notice position of Bush's book)

SECTION TWO - VERBAL SKILLS

 
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 blanks?
 
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
 
Used by permission:
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 (AYP).

Whatever these folks make goes to the Mohawk Regional School. Get 'em while they are still relevant. They only cost $15 each plus $1.50 shipping! If you buy 20 or more, they'll sell em to you wholesale! Write NCB Calendar, P.O. Box 20, Buckland, MA 01338, or to their website (which is being constructed even now as we read about it!) at
http://www.ncbcalendar.com. Worth the wait! The calendar is a masterpiece.

Click here for a great article about homework as defined by the No Child Behind Act, and/or here for a great alternative.

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