"A child's learning is the function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972

Saturday, August 20, 2005

NCLB Loopholes Undermine Title 1 Funding

A new study by Marguerite Roza, a professor at the University of Washington's Evans School of Public affairs, uncovers and documents how NCLB is leaving the poorest and most vulnerable children behind and ACTUALLY DIVERTING funds to the wealthiest school districts. An article published on News-Medical.Net , stated that Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings was asked at the beginning of the year by a House Appropriations subcommittee to study how Title 1 and district funds are intermingled. Hmmm.... where would that study be? If anyone has seen it, please forward to SM. Perhaps Maggie's been too busy measuring every poor kid every year and making sure that children of gay and lesbian couples continue to feel like outcasts to bother with a few silly loopholes. Seems like it might be time to close the achievement gap at DOE.

Posted by Judy Rabin in Jim Horn's absence.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous1:07 PM

    Have Title I funds been cut in many districts for the 2007-2008 school year? At my school, we lost 2 teaching positions that were funded by Title I. And we are 86% free and reduced lunch. What's going on?