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View Diary: Texas: Ground Zero in the Republican War on Public Education (106 comments)

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  •  The decline hasn't been fully realized yet, (7+ / 0-)

    of course.  It will take time for the effects to be felt.  But Rick Perry will be long gone.  The only ones who care will be parents who send their children to the worse schools that result.  NCLB will result in labeling all public schools as failing by 2014 when 100% of the students must score proficient on their bogus tests, an impossible feat, of course.  And the Repubs will have achieved their goal - they will have destroyed public confidence in one of our most important public institutions, our schools.  How you feel about that depends on where you stand on the political spectrum.  If you want our country to have public institutions that represent the best we can do - available to everyone, you won't be too happy.

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