Educators across the country can breathe a sigh of relief, as President Obama announced the end of the “No Child Left Behind” era. It’s a time in history that the Obama administration admits it takes some blame for and the Bush administration doesn’t care, everything was beautiful until Obama messed it up.
The system put in place a strict regimen of standardized testing, which became more a gauge of a teacher’s success than a student’s. The problem is, teachers spend so much time in the classroom pushing standardized testing material that they have little time to teach creative and critical thinking skills, lest their district fall behind and receive less funding.
That’s right. When a child is left behind, the district that obviously needs more help loses more funding. It’s brilliant in the sheer amount of sh*t that has therefore rolled downhill since 2001. Teachers are feeling the stress, but not for long.
Watch the President talk about the future of education below:
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