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The Best Of NCLB Obliterated By The Worst

by Mi Corazon

The Grey Lady is out with word about the "achievement gap": aside from a few schools and partial improvement in a couple states, the gap is as large, pervasive and troubling as ever. (Schools Slow in Closing Gaps Between Races
By SAM DILLON, New York Times, Published: November 20, 2006)

Naturally, this does not discourage Bush flaks from claiming success: "...its also accurate to say that when taken as a whole, student performance is improving. To reach the 100 percent by 2014, well all have to work faster and smarter.

Faster and smarter. Remember, under NCLB, by 2014, not only will there be no achievement gap, but with Garrison Keillor-like fantasy, there will be no students, none, that are even below average.

Incredibly, Democrats are embracing this fantasy along with Republicans, making it a rare bi-partisan delusion. George Miller (D) of California recently gave NCLB an "A", as did Ted Kennedy, Buck McKeon and John Boehner . . . .

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— Mi Corazon


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