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Ken Mortland July 22, 2014 at 07:11 am
I understand the sentiment and your frustration at being manipulated by the district in which youRead More live. But opt-in has its problems, too. Many parents are disengaged from their children's education and would never opt-into anything, despite the fact that their children are likely to be among those most in need of evaluation. Testing only the children of those parents who "opt-in" provides a pool of data points that is not likely to reflect the entire population and would be skewed in unpredictable ways. No, the opt-out method remains the best approach statistically and revision of the law would seem to be the better goal.
Carl Petersen III July 22, 2014 at 12:26 pm
Ken: in my opinion your argument presents another benefit of opt-in. I think that anything thatRead More forces districts to promote parental engagement is a good thing.
Ken Mortland July 14, 2014 at 07:59 am
Not fond of Arne either, Carl, but this is an exercise in futility. If NEA and AFT combined can getRead More no action with similar proposals, there's little we can do. Suggest you investigate the BAT network in your lovely state. They're going some good work.
Carl Petersen III July 14, 2014 at 08:21 am
I am in totally agreement with you about the BATs.
dexterjibs July 20, 2014 at 11:38 am
I agree but it is no surprise that arne duncan is incompetent. Pres obama appointed him becauseRead More duncan worships saul alinsky. He was appointed because of his political beliefs, not qualifications. This is the way obama operates. Look at obamacare. Obama has zero medical experience but was dubbed a healthcare expert and allowed to dismantle our healthcare system. Our country is sick putting this guy in charge.
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