What if the focus of education were No Child Held Back
instead of No Child Left Behind?
The subtle nuance in language masks the seismic shift in what this would mean for students and academic achievement levels. What if our fundamental goal shifted from reducing failure rates to inspiring and enabling all students to reach their own full potential? What if our mandate were nothing less than effectively preparing all students to succeed in their academic and vocational aspirations? What if we could reach the mandated performance levels of No Child Left Behind while embracing the vision of a No Child Held Back framework?
We challenge ourselves and our institutions to tear down old paradigms around school and education. This old schema simply doesn’t work in today’s world and certainly won’t address the needs of the future. Instead, join us as part of the solution. Let's re-think, re-design and re-build our approach to education in our local educational communities and extend this learning to the global community.
Our intent is not to present one or even all possible solutions to the education dilemma but to expose you to what some great minds in education are discussing and engage you in the process of developing ideas and creating solutions yourself. Finally, it is our hope that you will connect with the greater educational community engaged in a similar educational journey and share your ideas, questions, solutions, and/or processes.
The No Child Held Back Consortium
No Child Held Back is a consortium of parents, teachers, school administrators, learning experts, citizens, business leaders, education publishers, and technology providers who are dedicated to transforming education. Our vision is the creation of an effective, flexible, student-centered education system that helps all students achieve their full academic and personal potential. The group was founded by NaMaYa Inc., a leading online learning platform as a service provider.
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