Thursday, January 12, 2006

Failing Schools

Michael Winerip writes this week of how bureaucratic nonsense has caused an excellent school to be classified as failing under ponderous No Child Left Behind regulations. Winerip's written about similar problems in the past, and this is certainly not unique.

The federal government, which has never adequately funded this law's mandates, and continues ot offer cuts to support tax breaks for billionaires, has managed to create regulations so complicated that very few people can understand them.

Neocons want simplicity in the tax code to comfort the likes of Steve Forbes, but they're content to make educating kids so convoluted they damage even very good schools.
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