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Senator Josh Brecheen comments regarding NCLB waiver and federally mandated teacher evaluation based on student test results here: http://www.durantdemocrat.com/news/opinion/50629902/Brecheen-discusses-No-Child-Left-Behind-Waiver-and-TLE

“Teachers must be made aware that losing the NCLB waiver impacts the Teacher Leader Effectiveness and Evaluation (TLE) system to their benefit.

“The loss of the NCLB waiver gives Oklahoma the opportunity to not be forced to implement the quantitative side of TLE (where student test scores are the metric in evaluating teachers), as currently being pushed by the Obama Administration/U.S. Department of Education.”

Our State School Board needs to get it in gear and quit shirking their duties. We parents need to hold them and the Governor (and the new Superintendent once elected) accountable.

I would support a plan like this, http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2013/11/how-the-a-plus-act-can-rein-in-the-governments-education-power-grab, because I believe it will be an improvement. However, it leaves the root of the problem intact. It leaves the federal government involved and funding education. There are necessary strings attached to federal money. We need rid of those strings more than anything else in public education.

We need to amend the constitution such that the first amendment includes the words “or education”.

Like this: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or education, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

Of course, the primary change we must make in public education is the elimination of all compulsion laws. Compulsory education is immoral. No good can come of it in the end.

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