Bush’s legacy: No Child Left Behind

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.

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  1. I hope this is what happens.

  2. Perhaps. But the Democrats are very dependent on support from teachers’ unions and on teachers as a voting bloc, who seem to be very influenced by the commands of these unions.

    For the average Democratic Congressman, if the question is: “do something to get re-elected” or “do something to avoid throwing another few generations of kids down the drain,” the answer is going to be pretty obvious.

  3. I guess everyone will just forget the war and the market crash.

  4. It’s also pretty easy to forget what there wasn’t a repetition of.

  5. Some of us will never forget the war, and I mean that in a positive way. Or maybe you’d rather have a nation-state fully supporting terrorism smack dab in the center of the Middle East?

  6. Richard Aubrey says:

    Nation state smack dab in the ME supporting terrorism.
    Bush looks good.

    Give me a minute.