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AFT: Let's Get It Right

Ohanian Comment: As part of its "NCLB, Let's Get it Right" campaign, the American Federation of Teachers website offers an animated cartoon . Go to the url below.

This sappy, rhyming ditty claims that NCLB was well-intentioned. Is this because Al Shanker sat at the table with corporate leaders when they fashioned the plan known as America 2000, which morphed into Goals 2000, and then into NCLB? From the start, the plan was to declare public education a failure.

And what can you do to 'get it right?' AFT suggests signing their lame petition, as though a petition will solve anything. What we need is action. We should have a national day of protest, teachers and parents out in the streets (on a work day) to insist that we're going to take back our schools.

As a long-time educator commented, "So this is where my dues have been going all these years.

— American Federation of Teachers


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