In Class - Distribute handout with due dates concerning Education Reform Bill. Break into your groups and start planning and brainstorming your ideas. Works Cited is due on Wednesday, October 28.
Homework - Research. Also, Political Cartoon Project due on Thursday, October 29!
Interesting articles to check out:
http://www.cbp.org/pdfs/2007/070926_how_does_ca_compare.pdf - Comparing California's education to other states
http://www.ed.gov/nclb/landing.jhtml - NCLB Act in detail
http://www.cde.ca.gov/nclb/ - California NCLB
http://www.aft.org/topics/nclb/index.htm - Great resource from the American Federation of Teachers
http://www.csmonitor.com/2009/1001/p02s10-legn.html - Interesting article supporting NCLB and decreasing the achievement gap
http://www.cep-dc.org/document/docWindow.cfm?fuseaction=document.viewDocument&documentid=286&documentFormatId=4361 - Argument for National Standards instead of individual state standards
http://www.cep-dc.org/ - Center on Education Policy