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There is increasing evidence that Bush’s No Child Properly Educated, ahem, I’m sorry, I mean No Child Left Behind education initiative is a monumental failure. Here’s more, pointing out that testing data is insufficient in most states, and that little to no guidance was ever given for implementing these plans. Yay!

Molly Ivins and Lou Dubose dedicate a chapter of Bushwhacked to the educational failures in Texas under Bush’s “leadership,” including (and most damning, in my opinion) the method of encouraging students to drop out in order to raise test scores. It reminds me a little of “Pump Up the Volume.” Is that terrible? The point is Bush took a bunch of bad policies and made them national. Brilliant.

Testing is not educating.

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Written by laura k

October 5, 2004 at 6:35 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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