In Rescuing Education Reform, the New York Times editorializes strongly — and intelligently — for No Child Left Behind. The edit criticizes Democratic candidates for catering to interest groups by bashing the law.
The Bush administration has the high ground here. Although the program needs more funds and better administration, No Child Left Behind is tackling one of the nation’s most critical problems: the substandard educational opportunities offered to poor and minority children.
Critics are defending a bad status quo, says the Times.