Dozens of Idaho schools face increasing sanctions for failing standards under the Federal No Child Left Behind law. State officials have recently updated the way school districts develop improvement plans, but local school officials are concerned that without additional funds and support, meeting those goals may be difficult.
Is your school failing? Are the standards impossible to meet? Is the test even valid? What should parents know? Joan Cartan-Hansen and guests update parents and citizens about the impacts of No Child Left Behind.
Cartan-Hansen is joined by Marybeth Flachbart, Bureau Chief for the Idaho Department of Education, Eric Earling, Deputy Secretary of Education Regional Representative for the U.S. Department of Education and Dr. Stan Olson, Boise School District Superintendent.