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I'm impressed by almost everyone's comments today. But I'm dismayed by Sara Mead. If there is one great lesson of NCLB, it should reinforce the common sense that it is better to avoid unforced errors than clean up afterwards. Her Do we need a basic rewrite of No Child Left Behind?
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What happened to my comment yesterday? I'm also curious why I can't insert papagraph breaks, so maybe there is a technical problem. But I don't see what I said that could be censored. Do we need a basic rewrite of No Child Left Behind?
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John, I'm frustrated by your opening questions. I've always admired your work, but they sound like a "bait and switch." You started with an endorsement of NCLB, but shouldn't the question be about NCLB-type accountability. If I heard correctly, most Do we need a basic rewrite of No Child Left Behind?
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Diane made the single most practical suggestion (in addition to listening to teachers). We should set national Standards, drop sanctions, and develop a NAEP-like test. To paraphrase her, if we still have educators who try to game that system and Do we need a basic rewrite of No Child Left Behind?
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