Monty Neill

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Direct stimulation of a branch of the sacral nerves which lies above the pelvic floor and electromyographic recording of activity in the muscles of the pelvic floor showed that this nerve supplied the puborectalis muscle in 19 of the 20 nerves studied in 16 patients. Similar results were obtained when this nerve was stimulated in 2 patients undergoing(More)
The motor unit fibre density in the external anal sphincter muscle has been measured in 13 normal subjects aged 18 to 78 years, and in 14 patients with ano-rectal incontinence, aged 17 to 72 years. The mean fibre density in the normal subjects was 1.5 +/- 0.16, and in the incontinent subjects it was 2.17 +/- 0.28 (p less than 0.001). These findings provide(More)
(NCLB), making it the educational law of the land. A review of a decade of evidence demonstrates that NCLB has failed badly both in terms of its own goals and more broadly. It has neither significantly increased academic performance nor significantly reduced achievement gaps, even as measured by standardized exams. In fact, because of its misguided reliance(More)
The Forum on Educational Accountability (FEA) is a working group of some of the national education, civil rights, religious, disability and civic organizations that have endorsed the Joint Organizational Statement on No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act. The FEA has prepared the following report to promote the ideas in the Joint Statement, to provide concrete(More)
I respectfully request that the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education reject and send back to the Department the draft regulations on teacher evaluation (603 CMR 35.00). I ask that you do this today – this draft is not one the Board should submit to the public for comment. Many changes must be made first. The draft is so flawed its implementation will(More)
General Remarks Before the nation can successfully implement better assessment practices, it must first reject the incorrect assumptions and flawed logic of No Child Left Behind (NCLB). To ensure effective education reform, including high-quality assessment, the Administration must overhaul NCLB, its draft requirements for Race to the Top (RTTT), and the(More)
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