No Child Left Behind Cheats to Get Ahead
No Child Left Behind (NCLB) is a joke. BushCo’s flagship education policy has done little except add even more beuracracy to our educational system while doing little to improve student performance in math and reading, which was its goal.
It’s been in the news twice in recent days, but not for good things:
G. W. Bush’s brother Neil is set to make fat profits from NCLB single-bid contracts Bush’s brother and parents are lined up to make money off this.
Armstrong Williams, who was paid to endorse NCLB on his TV show in 2004, has agreed to pay back $34,000 of the money that he took
This guy was paid to get Black people to think that NCLB was a good thing. Note that in his settlement, he has admitted no wrong doing, since misleading Black people is cool. Why would one need to pay someone off to talk about a good program?
So add corruption to the beuracracy and lack of results to what NCLB has given us since its inception. Improving student performance is a great idea, but it doesn’t have to be done in shady ways.