The world of education has changed drastically since the passing of No Child Left Behind. Since that legislation was passed, schools have slowly and systematically shifted to standardization. Teachers were consulted about the legislation or the resulting curriculum purchases to ward against a debilitating “failing” label.
My teaching career began just one year after the legislation was passed, so test scores and student success being determined by test scores has always been a part of my experiences as a teacher, but that doesn’t mean I didn’t fight against it in my own way.
The buzz about SOPA has my antennae up and attuned. Is affiliate marketing headed for the same federal involvement and top-down mandates as the world of education has been experiencing for the top 10 years?