Saturday, January 07, 2012

House to Release Teacher, Accountability Bills This Week

This from Politics K-12Education Week:

The House education committee will put out draft bills this week that address the issues at the heart of the reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind Act—teacher quality and accountability, Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., said this morning on Bill Bennett's radio show "Morning in America."

Kline, chairman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, didn't elaborate on the substance of the bills. But it does sound like this is going to be yet another blow to Adequate Yearly Progress or AYP, the law's signature yardstick. The administration's waiver package and an NCLB reauthorization bill that passed out of the Senate education committee last year essentially scrap AYP as it's used now.

Kline doesn't like it either.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is getting ridculous- creating legislation to ensure that teachers are accountable.

If this is going to be the case then we need to pass some legislation for accountability of all folks who are funded through taxes as well as private vendors who are paid by the government for services.

As of late it seems that the more involved the state becomes in education, the more convaluted and misdirected it has become. Teachers teach kids because the want to, not because the government tells them to do it. Too much stick and not enough carrots.