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The only 'failure' is NCLB itself


Goodbye for now, and good riddance, No Child Left Behind.

Minnesota was one of 10 states to get the go-ahead last week to scrap easily one of the most frowned upon federal education mandates in America. NCLB forced teachers to teach to the test and if a school didn’t make the grade it was tagged a “failure.” Giving our schools an F is one thing, giving them that F without considering all the circumstances, like how diverse some of our schools are, was, for the most part, unfair.

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Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
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