Obama gearing up for education reform

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  • Utah Teacher Orem, UT
    Jan. 28, 2011 8:31 a.m.

    The ONLY reform we need in education is to get everybody to stop thinking THEY have the answer.

    Leave it to us professionals. Stop insisting on "new programs". Let us get down to basics and do the job we have been trained for.

    If I have to sit through another inservice on how to implement the "new program" for the year, I am going to pull out what is left of my hair!

    My test scores are 10-15% above the state average EVERY year for 19 years running. I know how to manage my class. The kids enjoy being there and are learning. I challenge those that need to be challenged and help those that need help.

    What reform is left?

    Just get out of the way and stop hindering my teaching.

    Thank you.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Jan. 27, 2011 1:07 a.m.

    Oh Boy!! More government reforms on education? Let's see:

    * more fedaral programs
    * more testing
    * more acountability on teachers, students and parents.
    * more taxes
    * more wastefull spending.
    * more blaming Bush

    It's like asking a thief to reform the burglary laws.

  • Howard Beal Provo, UT
    Jan. 26, 2011 10:31 p.m.

    It sounds a lot like NCLB but with a different name--I doubt things will change that much.

  • Eliot Santaquin, UT
    Jan. 26, 2011 2:38 p.m.

    Sorry Mr. President but Race to the Top is quite possible the most pointless venture ever conceived by the federal government. It was a waste of money and everyone knows it. Please Utah Reps and Sens, do not authorize another penny for this ridiculous program.

  • pikap1868 Layton, UT
    Jan. 26, 2011 12:46 p.m.

    That's right, let's leave it to the states so they can rewrite history to fix their narrative... You should start read beyond the headline.

  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, Utah
    Jan. 26, 2011 12:12 p.m.

    The Federal Government wants to dumb down the students who want to study and learn so those who are more interested in picking their noses can catch up.

    When it comes to education there is no positive sign of intelligence in Washington D.C.