A while back a bill was passed called “No Child Left Behind”, it forced schools to up their standards in order to meet national requirements. The new requirements will leave little wiggle room for students, parents, teachers and even entire school systems. Ridiculous and far-fetched new standards being set forth will challenge many teachers of all grades to force more and more down the kids throat. All of this recent buzz has got me thinking and really puzzled. Which side do I fall on?
On one hand I feel like the kids defiantly need to know certain things in order to move on. While I believe this to I also believe that some kids just are not mentally able to accomplish the milestone to move on. The whole one standard for all does not fly with me. People need to understand the differences among people and accept them. Whether it be the net income of the area or the racial make-up of the area, some more fair and more just laws need to be enacted. I agree with what the writer said here, “We should get out of the business of labeling schools as failures and create a new law that is fair and flexible, and focused on the schools and students most at risk,” With 82 % of America’s school in jeopardy of closing I agree that something must be done and must be done in a timely manner.