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A Broken Law

15 Feb

Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt (Shakespeare)

NCLB (No Child Left Behind) was enacted in 2002 with the best intentions, though we all know that Hell is also paved with the best intentions. After 10 years of mixed results, it is time to part with it, as witnessed by the Obama administration granting waivers to any State willing to accept it. The head of the Department of Education, Arne Duncan, recently said that NCLB is so broken that it actually is an obstacle to educational improvement. Imagine that!  The federal government itself is condemning the law, yet still applies it to all public schools until Congress gets off its large behind to change or eliminate it.

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