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[Susan notes: This letter provides an important link between NCLB and democracy, a fragile democracy.]

Submitted to Nashua Telegraph but not published
01/09/2008

To the editor



I can't believe that our country has had to live with the NCLB Act, a bad act. After 6 years, some are still touting the values of this bad act. But I have taken a bit of solace in knowing that finally, some are realizing that the name of the law deceives. My question is: Why is this law still on the books? There is is enough evidence that tells us the NCLB Law is a punitive one, which actually inhibits learning and strangleholds our students, our teachers, and ultimately our fragile democracy. Or maybe this is the NCLB Law's intent in the first place.



Yvonne Siu-Runyan, Ph.D.


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