The No Child Left Behind Act was passed by Congress in 2001 to allow students to achieve success academically despite whatever obstacle (economic, location, etc.) exists. While it may provide additional financial support or flexible approaches to those who need it, it seems apparent that, in reality, this act hasn’t worked well.
President Barack Obama’s Race to the Top, a spin-off idea, is unlikely to perform well, either.
A variety of state exams have resulted across the nation over the years to comply with federal standards. As a high school student, I see the exams as an inaccurate representation of the student bodies taking them. Why is all this money invested towards these plans when it could be put to other useful aids, such as funding for construction, supplies, etc.?
In this day and age, the ideas from these politicians have to change.
Pablo E. Orellana Jr.
(The writer is a student at Middletown Area High School.)
Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 April 2013 19:32
For those who might remember, I wrote a letter years ago challenging another letter writer, Herbert C. Moore, to give me an example of one species evolving into a higher species. I waited, and was interested to see his example. There was no example.
I still haven’t seen any evidence from Moore in any of his recent responses to my recent letter (“Evolution is a fairy tale for adults,’’ Feb. 13 Viewpoints).
Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 March 2013 20:22
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I’m writing to thank you for publishing my little press release (and photo) about the ladies at The Essex House and their Halloween party.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 November 2012 19:06
When I first took office on Middletown Borough Council I was quite impressed. Middletown was so well off financially that they allowed the Middletown Area School District to keep the entire 2 percent of the local earned income tax. It was designed to give 1 percent to the school district and 1 percent to the municipality.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 November 2012 18:59
I am writing in response to Sheldon Richman’s column, “Life without FEMA? It can happen’’ [Nov. 7, Press And Journal]. The Future of Freedom Foundation, of which Mr. Richman is a fellow, is a Libertarian think tank. The central claim of Mr. Richman’s piece is that the private market can provide a number of essential services more effectively than the federal government.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 November 2012 18:36