Although geared to education in the U.S., these ideas are relevant for all countries as it provides a guide to develop literacy for all.
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Cap Lee has 50 years asking parents, kids and teachers the questions others were afraid to ask. From this information we implemented the Milwaukee Village School in 1995 and wrote three books about the needs of todays students. Information is from those in the trenches.
Collins Amendment to ESEA allows innovative assessment as defined here:
“(a) Innovative Assessment System Defined
The term “innovative assessment system’ means a system of assessments that may include ---
“(1) competency-based assessments, instructionally embedded assessments, interim assessments, cumulative year end assessments, or performance-based assessments that combine into an annual summative determination for a student, which may be administrated through computer adaptive assessments and
“(2) assessments that validate when students are ready to demonstrate mastery or proficiency and allow for differentiated student support based on individual learning needs
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For the want of nothing more....... Says it all. Charles White , after struggling through a NCLB style school, got involved in the Job Corp at Muhlenberg Career Development Center in Greenville KY. And the results:
By Charles White
A cold and barren wasteland, filled with tables and chairs, Holding captive fragile minds of tomorrows Kings and heirs Words appear upon the wall, waiting to be memorized. Rebel youths ignore the scrawl. refusing to be hyptnotized. Tomorrow's future breaking down with each passing day Forced to relive the past, for ignoring what elders say. Breathe some warmth into this place, so we may stand a chance. Each youth may still be saved, following the step of destiny dance One bright star shines in the sky joined by one after the other Helping hands stretched out to find a sister or a brother. Fragile minds begin to grow till the waste land is no more. Hopes and dreams are realized with want for nothing more.
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Now, more than ever, we must educate the true needs of children through song .
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Saving Students from a Shattered System Igniting the Passion for Learning by Eldon "Cap" Lee and Mary Gale Budzisz
A STRATEGY DESIGNED TO SERVE ALL STUDENTS AVAILABLE NOW AS AN E BOOK! IF YOU TAKE THIS BOOK SERIOUSLY, NEVER AGAIN WILL YOU REVERT TO THE ANTIQUATED WAY OF THINKING ABOUT EDUCATION!ORDER TODAY! Book is available at:
The story about the trials and tribulations of developing a new school with a new philosophy
Who am I?
Eldon “Cap” Lee attended Eastern Michigan University and after many years of struggle and a short campus career in rock and roll, he decided to go to classes and, following his passion, settled into the teaching profession.From the moment he started teaching at a small catholic school in Michigan, he knew the rules had to be changed. He then travelled to Wisconsin to join the teaching staff at Milwaukee Public Schools.After 15 years of complete enjoyment, he earned his master’s degree at Cardinal Stritch College and principal’s license at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.Degree in hand, he left teaching to become a school administrator, climbing the ladder of success only to yearn for the good old days surrounded by more kids than adults.
Never quite satisfied with the status quo, he aggravated a wide range of professionals until he was able to start his own Milwaukee Village School (a public school) with teacher Mary Gale Budzisz.After fifteen years as an administrator he wisely retired just before the implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act.Cap discovered then that he could aggravate more people with fewer consequences from outside the system.He will never stop until all students get the opportunity to show what they can accomplish.