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NCLB Outrages

One-size-fits-none school

Read this mother's frontline
lament of what NCLB is doing to her children at
the url below.

by Susan Green

With this year's election hype focused on the
economy and health care, it seems the impact of
No Child Left Behind on working-class families
has been overshadowed by other issues. Not for
me. . . As the mother of three children in
public schools, I would like to see this
bungled attempt at education reform left
behind. . . .

The government's Web site www.ed.gov/nclb
claims the act holds schools accountable. All I
see is the pressure that has fallen on children
and their parents. Without the recognition that
there are no one-size-fits-all teaching methods
and the funding for a true education fix, NCLB
is detrimental to my family. It undermines
childhood pleasures and threatens to destroy my
son's self-esteem. I want it to go away.

— Susan Green
St. Petersburg Times


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