As a teacher, I am very familiar with the No Child Left Behind Act. I am really struggling with this issue right now because I am being told to pass students who are not passing my class. Why are they not passing? L-A-Z-I-N-E-S-S and P-R-O-C-R-A-S-T-I-N-A-T-I-O-N. I am bending over backwards for these kids and I get NOTHING in return but a bunch of whining and complaining. What I want to know is, do the people who made up this act want a nurse who can't function properly or gives treatments late? Do they want a CPA who can't do the math to figure their taxes? A daycare worker who doesn't know the first thing about proper toy selection for their charges? I am a Career Technology teacher in the health care field. My students can sit for their CNA certification after the completion of my program. If I am being forced to pass them, how can I ethically say they are capable to taking a program such as this???
I'm curious to hear your thoughts....maybe we can make a difference somehow!