RTTT versus NCLB

John King is trying to repair the Obama administration’s frayed relationship with teachers


February 20

In one of his first major speeches as acting U.S. secretary of education, John King apologized to teachers for the role that the federal government has played in creating a climate in which teachers feel “attacked and unfairly blamed.”

Race to the Top, abbreviated R2T, RTTT or RTT


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1 Comment on RTTT versus NCLB

  1. Plamen Miltenoff
    March 25, 2016 at 9:17 pm (4 years ago)

    Teachers Are Warned About Criticizing New York State Tests

    By KATE TAYLORMARCH 24, 2016


    At a forum in December, Anita Skop, the superintendent of District 15 in Brooklyn, which had the highest rate of test refusals in the city last year, said that for an educator to encourage opting out was a political act and that public employees were barred from using their positions to make political statements.

    Regents, said that it was “unethical” for educators to encourage or support test refusal and that it was districts’ responsibility to make sure that as many students as possible took the exams this spring. But the election of Dr. Rosa, who was endorsed by leaders of the opt-out movement, has muddied the issue.


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