Snap-O Fact #97
President Obama Is Working To Transform America’s Educational System!
Under the No Child Left Behind Act administrators and teachers are held accountable for students’ performances. Although this sounds like it could be a good idea, the basic fault in the theory is that the law encourages and requires more testing of students, from elementary school through high schools, so instead of more creative and practical teaching methods, teachers are pressured teach for the test.
This one dimensional educational scheme promotes rote memory with no regard for real understanding of the thoughts and processes beneath a piece of information. As a result, critical thinking and independent research is stifled in the rush to prepare stud3nts for their mandated tests.