Here’s some disparaging news that ought to have you wondering the degree of disrepair within our public schooling system.
therawstory.com: In testimony to Congress Wednesday, US Education Secretary Arne Duncan made a startling claim: This year, up to 82 percent of public schools could “fail” the government’s “No Child Left Behind” standards.
“No Child Left Behind is broken and we need to fix it now,” he said, according to a transcript provided by the Department of Education.
“This law has created dozens of ways for schools to fail and very few ways to help them succeed,” Duncan added. “We should get out of the business of labeling schools as failures and create a new law that is fair and flexible, and focused on the schools and students most at risk.”
Aren’t you glad that more of your tax money is funding those who can afford a good education and neglecting those economic pockets that can not afford it? (which is what No Child left Behind effectively does) Soon the dumbing down of America will be completely achieved, as Charlie Sheen would say- ‘Winning!’