Tuesday, November 27, 2007

NCLB: destroying our democracy?

A very good Washington Post article about the effects of NCLB on teaching civics and government.

"Mandated by the federal No Child Left Behind Act, the tests assess chiefly math and reading comprehension. Basic civics and history have suffered. As a result, teenagers and young adults often have no clue why the United States is different from, say, Egypt or Russia; they have little idea what liberty is."

Check it out!

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