StOC 1111 S5 Proposition of Policy Outline Example 1 NCLB

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Speech 5: Proposition of Policy (Problem-Solution) George X 8/13/09 Term Topic Question: Should Congress amend the No Child Left Behind Act to eliminate the use of standardized tests? I. Introduction A. Attention Getter: a. Allow me to let you in on a little secret, not all of you did badly on the imaginary test. In fact, some of you had performed extremely well. However, because the tests measure the school as a single unit, the sanctions will affect you the same. Of course, it doesn’t have to be that way. I have a new policy to share with you that will allow the schools to focus their energy on those who need it most, without compromising the education of those who do not. I have a policy that will recognize the stratification in our schools, and take steps to minimize it. I have a policy that puts accountability and control back into the hands that deserve it the most, the teachers. B. Term Topic Question and Preview: 1. Restate and answer your term topic question: Should Congress amend the No Child Left Behind Act to eliminate the use of standardized tests? a. The answer is Yes (and No!) 2. Preview your main points: a. Today I am going to review the current problems with the use of standardized testing, I am going to discuss with you how we can ensure uniform education through our teachers, I am going to tell you about a new method of testing for the students, and I will remark on the direction the NCLB act should take. Transition: In order to create a successful solution to the problems that plague our educational system, we must keep in mind the problems that contemporary legislation created. II. Body A. Problem As many of you are now aware, there exists in our educational system inequalities and methods that seem counterintuitive to the learning process. The use of standardized testing began only as an assessment tool for new programs. However, now it is used to set budget policies that actually cause more harm than good. The sanctions that schools face create an environment that is not conducive to learning by focusing on AYP rather than the educational process. These sanctions create stratification by ignoring the existing inequalities between schools and assessing them all in the same manner. In addition, they force schools to teach to the tests rather than address the needs of the individual students.
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