August 31, 2005
New video: Leaving children in the dust
By Ms. Forward
With the start of a new school year now upon us, now is a good time to draw attention to the FightingBob.com link to a great new video about President Bush’s so-called No Child Left Behind law, No Child Left Behind Report: Public Education Caught in the Crosshairs. You can go directly to the video or access it through the FightingBob.com Links page at any time.
To mention the horrendous consequences of this law is to imply that they are unintended. They are not. The purpose of this law is to close public schools and replace them with private ones. Along the way, the law bleeds schools of scarce resources and fills the pockets of private education and testing companies. Still, I must mention that the law does not even try to improve the lives of students and does not even pretend to make public schools better. It is simply a matter of testing everyone and closing their schools after you have told them they did not do well enough.
Once a school is privatized under No Child Left Behind, all requirements disappear. Private schools are completely unaccountable.
But don’t listen to me, watch the video and read the top article by Margaret Krome.
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