Even with NCLB’s penchant for slicing and dicing student performance into dozens of categories, California junior high school teacher Polski3 managed to identify a few subgroups the law missed:
The kids who wear their PE clothes under their street clothes. PE clothes that have been worn all week, running about and whateverelse they did in PE in temperatures over 100 degrees F. Are they recognized by NCLB? Phewthetically, NO.
A good number of our RSP kids who are also ELL (Special Education students who are also "learning" English.) Are they recognized by NCLB ? ?Por que pasa dude?
Our migratory students. The kids who attend three or four different school in a school year. Are they recognized by NCLB? No, go talk to the USFWS.
The kids for whom breakfast is a large soda from the fast food place across the street from our school, or whom seem to show up at school with fancy, expensive Starbucks beverages that most of their teachers can't afford on a regular basis. Are they recognized by NCLB ? No. Muy Grande, Petit, and Al dente are not recognized scoring categories by NCLB.
(From Polski3’s View from Here.)
A version of this news article first appeared in the Blogboard blog.