Tuesday, September 07, 2004

Every School a Failure

In a post close to my heart, Kevin Drum notes what's really behind No Child Left Behind:

"...the fact is that the Bush administration wants to see lots of public schools labeled as failures. It's basically a long-term plan to erode the public's faith in public schools and thereby increase support for private schools and vouchers. This is part of a pattern from conservatives, who realize that their domestic agenda is actually pretty unpopular and can be passed only if people don't realize what they're getting. NCLB is an example of this kind of stealth legislation, and both last year's Medicare bill and this year's "ownership society" are additional examples. "

Every parent of a school-age child should be furious about NCLB.


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