Tuesday, April 19, 2005

NCLB, Rod Decker, Teaching Minority Kids in Utah

This afternoon, Rod Decker did a story on the Legislature's opposition to NCLB. He had one quote by Rep. Greg Curtis about state's rights, but Decker talked mostly about the thirty point gap between white kids who pass english and math tests and minority kids who pass. Many are worried that Utah will reject NCLB under the guise of state's rights, but then make no real attempt to close the learning gap. Utah will have only dodged responsibility for not teaching minority kids. There's been some high talk about individual progress instead of group progress, but it's temporary. We don't really talk about public education like that.

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