The No Child Left Behind is a hoax to reframe teaching inside a box. Tests provide no more than a number for accomplishing a skill at that particular time and has no connection to Intelligence. Intelligence comes from within through intuition, hunch, creativity, expression of your self, and thinking outside the box. This was a ploy to dumb down education with teaching to what would only be what the test writers wanted students to think. As a retired teacher, we taught to the needs of the student. Gradually the district told us what to teach, then the state and now the government.
Our country has departed from our pioneers in education: such as John Dewey, Jean Piaget, and Abraham Maslow. Friedrich Froebel’s philosophy was that humans are creative beings. These educators provided an innovative process producing real education for pupils. Teachers need to assist a student in finding their own abilities while discovering learning is limitless.
Albert Einstein, considered one of the greatest minds to have ever lived, was said to have struggled in his early school years. This was because Einstein was more of a right-brained thinker than a left-brained thinker. He also said, “Imagination is more important than knowledge”. In addition, he commented that, “Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school.” “You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself”, said Galileo.
“No Child Left Behind” is actually loosing the diversity that promotes growth and wisdom. Self-esteem in maturing by experience is success, not passing a test. Knowing yourself and being able to express it, indicates an educated person. Education needs to stop teaching for tests and teach life as an experience to be lived with imagination and originality. “To Thine Own Self Be True”, is the best education we can teach.
Moral Concern 1: The act sets impossibly high standards.
Moral Concern 2: Ignores the fact that every child is unique.
Moral Concern 3: Identifies schools as “failing schools” and this marks children.
Moral Concern 4: Ignores children with disabilities.
Moral Concern 5: Requires English language learners to take tests in English before learning the language.
Moral Concern 6: Blames schools and teachers for challenges beyond their control.
Moral Concern 7: Obscures the role of the humanities, arts and child development.
Moral Concern 8: Operates through sanctions, penalizing the most impoverished schools.
Moral Concern 9: Exacerbates racial and economic segregation.
Moral Concern 10: Holds poorest schools accountable without funding reforms. These are from the web page the Web page, faithfulamerica.org/children.
The future of our country needs students who can develop creative thinking and individual abilities to become the leaders we need for the future and not the sheep that follow the current path that actually reduces and narrows the scope of their education from a lack of uniqueness of thought.
Marilyn Redmond, BA, CHT, IBRT, taught for over fifty years in the field of education from kindergarten to college, in wellness centers, and adult education. She is now a Holistic Health Counselor and international board certified for regression therapy. Becoming a minister, she help in healing your life, self-esteem, success, and health. You can reach her for lectures and information at Angelica’s Gifts- 253-845-4907 or email@example.com.
She speaks, writes, and consults on educational issues and excellence in education from her experience. As a spiritual counselor, Marilyn was inducted into Manchester’s Who’s Who for Executives and Professionals for her pioneering and innovative work in restoring traumatic lives, healing emotional causes of illness and releasing negative energy. She promotes claiming your health, happiness, and prosperity, now!
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