Does "No Child Left Behind" Contribute to Obesity?

That’s the question posed in a new working paper by Patricia M. Anderson, Kristin F. Butcher, and Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach. What would the mechanism/s be? “Schools facing increased pressures to produce academic outcomes may reallocate their efforts in ways that have unintended consequences for children’s health. For example, schools may cut back on recess and physical education in favor of increasing time on tested subjects.” Caveats apply, but the scholars find that “schools that were on the margin of passing have about a 0.5 percentage point higher rate of overweight in the following year.”


Sarah

The idea behind No Child Left Behind is to improve QUALITY of education, not quantity. Good educators should be able to balance all realms of education from physical ed to art to maths without impeding any elements if growth and development inour youth. No Child Left Behind is a failure if we cannot improve upon the quality of education and hold our educators to a higher standard. I think you would be hard pressed to find a correlation between high standards of education and obesity in other countries.

linda

No Child Left Behind is a testing program. It might work, if: (1) the top down definition of what children need to know and the order they need to know it was correct for real learning; (2) it lead to more and better teachers rather than more administrators and teachers with absolutely no power (prospective teachers have the lowest SATs and high school at most universities, who in this climate of testing and testing and top-down control from adminstrators wants to do this); and (3) teaching to the test actually made teachers present the right in-class exercises for giving children the insights they need (how does testing and hiring more administrators improve the teaching of algebra).

the whole think is nuts and kind of Soviet Union in approach anyway

Mac Makeup Eyeliner

Diorskin Nude Skin Glowing Makeup SPF 15 031 Sand MAC Soft Pout Ultimate Lipstick Benefit They Re Real Push Up Liner Full Size 14 Gr Brand In Box Isabel Marant Bobby Sneaker Taupe Mac Online Cosmetics Mac Select Foundation Reviews
Mac Makeup Eyeliner http://camard-luthier.com/uploads/Mac-Makeup-Eyeliner.html

[WORDPRESS HASHCASH] The poster sent us '0 which is not a hashcash value.

Read more...

Miss Dior Cherie Dior Make Up Case For Face Eyes Lips

Mac Cosmetics Online MAC Pro Longwear Concealer NC50 Mac Lipglass Gloss Hoop By Request Collection Rosey 2 Urban Decay 24 7 Eye Pencil Mainline Cargo Eyeshadow Duo Vienna Balenciaga Le Dix Marble Box Clutch White MAC Brown Down Eye Shadow Pro Palette Refill Pan
Miss Dior Cherie Dior Make Up Case For Face Eyes Lips http://rhemed.com/uploads/Miss-Dior--Cherie--Dior-Make-Up-Case-For-Face-Eyes-Lips.html

[WORDPRESS HASHCASH] The poster sent us '0 which is not a hashcash value.

Read more...

MAC Mineralize Eye Shadow Joy Laughter New Design

Cathy S Concepts Personalized Chevron Makeup Roll Bright Pink Snatch Full Size Sealed Urban Decay Eyeshadow Best Mac Face Makeup Cle De Peau Beaute Radiant Powder Foundation SPF 23 O10 MAC Peer Pressure Vamplify Mac Women S Mineralize Rich Lipstick Style Surge
MAC Mineralize Eye Shadow Joy Laughter New Design http://music-freelancer.com/uploads/MAC-Mineralize-Eye-Shadow-Joy-Laughter-New-Design.html

[WORDPRESS HASHCASH] The poster sent us '0 which is not a hashcash value.

Read more...