Get ready for the first pop quiz of the year. This time it's personal because it's about policy and politics--specifically, how NEA is fighting to improve your working conditions, pay, benefits, and quality of life. Veteran special education teacher K.C. Walsh of San Jose, California, says that in her 30 years in the classroom, she's learned "that all these seemingly 'external' issues impact our work." For example, "the escalating cost of health care has tremendous impact on our bargaining agreements. And the economy affects our ability to obtain raises and also impacts our students and their ability to come to school ready to learn," says Walsh. We think she'd score high marks on our quiz. How about you?
1 The No Child Left Behind Law
A LOGIC (OR LACK THEREOF) QUESTION--If all 50 states now face sanctions seven years after NCLB went into effect for not meeting standards they submitted to the federal government to show they're making progress, how many states still do not have final approval from the feds for those standards?