23% of Texas schools
failed to make AYP this year. Many of them will have to provide, at their cost, transportation to students who want to transfer and tutoring. In other words, schools that are already struggling to make ends meet in an inequitable system, will have to struggle even more. Salaries and benefits will be squeezed even more. Good teachers and principals will leave even quicker than they already do.
This is bad policy.
Punishment rarely makes for a good remedy. This is no exception.
And, of course, we're still waiting for the Bush Administration to fully fund this thing. It's costing districts millions of dollars while $8 billion of promised cash remains undelivered.
It's like waiting for Godot.