Education reform will be Bush’s legacy, writes Richard Whitmire on Politico. No Child Left Behind “judges schools by the job they do for all children, not just the easy-to-teach children.” The law’s weaknesses can be fixed.
The notion that Obama would gut a law exposing the maleducation of millions of black children is a fantasy. That’s why Democrats won’t break NCLB. They’ll start by changing the name of the law, ridding its association with the much-despised Bush. But the last laugh belongs to Bush, because his Texas-style accountability will survive.
Via Education Gadfly.