NCLB: Time for Change?
Parents, teachers and administrators think the federal No Child Left Behind Act should be more uniform and support a national set of standards, a poll commissioned by the Educational Testing Service has found. This would address concerns about different standards in each state.
This year's annual ETS survey focused entirely on NCLB and netted some interesting results. For starters, fewer than half of people polled said they knew much about the law. Until it was explained, they were more likely to see it as a negative (43 percent) than a positive (41 percent.) They became supportive once NCLB was defined.
Other interesting results:
*Those surveyed saw lacking parental involvement as the biggest problem facing schools.
*Parents saw lack of discipline in the classroom as the second major issue, while teachers and administrators pointed to inadequate funding.
What do you think? Check out the poll and let us know.