In an interview, Ms. Spellings called attention to the improvement in math by fourth graders. She said the less robust increases and outright declines in some reading scores were understandable in part, because the nations schools are assimilating huge numbers of immigrants.When the program isn't educating the "hard-to-educate" students, maybe you need to rethink the program.
"We have more non-native speakers, there are lots of so-called at-risk, hard-to-educate students, and in spite of that, steady progress is being made," she said. "We're on the right track with No Child Left Behind."
Thursday, October 20, 2005
blame the immigrants!
It's bad enough that they're bringing perversion into New York City. Now they're responsible for flagging NAEP progress too!: