- Quote: Most state education officials grumble that the pressure-packed annual
tests and rigid adequate yearly progress (AYP) targets engendered by
the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law are flawed means of
measuring student proficiency, raising academic standards, holding
schools accountable and fostering learning. But since the penalty for
defying the law is loss of federal funds, most treat NCLB’s
prescriptives like bitter medicine they can’t afford to spit out. All,
that is, except the iconoclasts who run the public schools in Nebraska.
Note: I wonder what property values are like in Lincoln?
– post by willrich