Monday, February 28, 2005

It's that f-word again

Another liberal rag, the Des Moines Register, has jumped on the flexibility bandwagon:

A bipartisan panel of lawmakers has stated the obvious following a year-long review: The federal No Child Left Behind Act is riddled with problems, including undermining state reforms that were working before it passed. Not only that, the law may be unconstitutional. Congress should take this cue to revise, if not repeal, the law.

... Signed into law by President Bush in 2002, it forces every public school in the nation to follow a cookie-cutter model for improvement whether or not it meets local needs. The model places far too much emphasis on standardized tests, a limited measure of progress. And so much time is now devoted to testing that other educational activities suffer.

Is it clear -- now that Armstrong Williams has been tragically forced to the sidelines -- that the Administration is losing the PR battle over NCLB?


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