Quote from Susy K
Since the teaching to the test concept seems to be the biggest barrier with this Act, how do you feel this relates to nursing schools who focus on teaching to NCLEX?
I guess I was very unclear in my post Suzy. I am sorry for that. Let me say it again: Teaching to a test, to me, is not the biggest barrier to this act. It's making FUNDING available UNIVERSALLY (no child left behind, right?)----to make it a real and viable act.
And ACT would imply MAKING IT HAPPEN, not just talking about an ideal. It does not a lick of good to spew rhetoric about "leaving no child behind" when we don't put our MONEY where our MOUTHS are! And that money needs to trickle down to ALL kids, not just those in affluent or visible areas.
And no, I don 't believe in "teaching to a test" in the elementary, middle and high school years. I think often we are interfering with a plethora of learning that COULD be taking place. It's unimaginative and in some cases, discriminatory. I have had to deal with public schools as a parent, and until you do, you may not understand how this affects you to see your kids assessed in such a short-sighted way. But that is indeed a different debate. I have digressed , and taken the focus off the original point of your post here, so I will leave it at that.
Sorry about that Suzy. I do hope I was clearer this time.