Confused Yet?

This newspaper story is really amazing because it clearly was not thrown together, it’s a substantial story, but it has so many errors and omissions it’s hard to know where to start. And the voucher discussion is completely out of left right field….

Sadly, this sort of gibberish is too often par for the course on coverage of the law and why so many people are completely confused about No Child Left Behind. Just a couple of obviously glaring errors: The state not the feds set the improvement rate, students don’t have to be perfect, just pass the state tests at the proficient level, and not even all the students, No Child doesn’t require testing in grade two, etc…It’s confusing, sure, but is it too much to ask that reporters get it more or less right?

Via D-Ed Reckoning.

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