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  •  Excellent diary. Recommend it! (none)
    You nailed it.

    NCLB was yet another example of a Bush doctrine executed under false pretenses. (Rod Paige's data from the Houston school system, now proven to be trumped up and bogus.  Yellowcake, anyone?)

    It is nothing more than the Republican's attempt to gut public education in this country, aided and abetted by many cowed or uninformed Democrats.  (What were you thinking, Ted Kennedy?)

    It's not the underfunding that makes it a bad law.  It's the law itself.  It runs directly counter to what our real goal should be with public education: teach kids how to be critical thinkers.

    Instead, we NCLB dictates that we teach them the answers to 150 questions.  Period.

    This law is a disgrace.  An embarrassment for supposedly the most advanced nation in the world.

    And our own side fell for it.

    How sad.

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