The Oregon Department of Education is doing what a number of its counterparts in other states are doing and that is climbing out from under the federally mandated No Child Left Behind (NCLB) system. NCLB has been described by some as a proven method of making schools accountable but by others as an evil plot to privatize the American education system since no public school system can be straight-jacketed into such a confined space.
Oregon Education officials are asking for public opinion on NCLB and whether Oregon should create its own methods of meeting student achievement goals, holding teachers accountable and ensuring students and teachers have sufficient resources for teaching a diverse population of children. The public can find the NCLB survey on the state education department website.
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