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A law adopting statewide high school exams for graduation took effect in Pennsylvania on Saturday, with the goal of ensuring that students leaving high school are prepared for college and the workplace. But critics say the requirement has been so watered down
As deadlines approached for schools to start making passage of the exams a requirement for graduation, and practice tests indicated that large numbers of students would fail, many states softened standards, delayed the requirement or add
Many states have faced lawsuits over the proposed requirements amid accusations that the tests are unfair to students with disabilities, non-native speakers of English and students attending schools with fewer educational resources.
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan, who oversees a federal agency that spent $134.8 billion in fiscal 2009, tutored kids as a young student but has never professionally taught inside a classroom.
For fiscal year 2010, which began Oct. 1, 2009, the Education Department was allotted $46.7 billion in discretionary funding by President Obama. That amount is an addition to the $96.8 billion in discretionary funding appropriated under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, better known as the stimulus package.
Where is this money, where has it gone, in what areas was it invested in?
Originally posted by MessOnTheFED!
Off Topic: MoodernAcademia... Is DOOM and GLOOM all that you promote? Do you realy see nothing good about this world? Thats all you ever give here on ATS. Your threads are well put together, for the most part, but how about something uplifting for a change?
Originally posted by InertiaZero
Its a tough call on what kind of law-suits might have been filed.
We already look like the armpit of the world, when it comes to education.
Heck, there are plenty of people that make it through high school and cannot understand five sentances that they just read.