One has to wonder what kind of magic realism that ED will muster to counter this kind of headline:
Students Show Few Gains Since 'No Child'
Math Up Slightly, Reading No Improvement
By Lois Romano
Washington Post Staff Writer Wednesday, October 19, 2005; 11:57 AM
Despite a new federal educational testing law championed by the Bush administration, scores among fourth and eighth graders failed to show any improvements in reading, and showed only slow gains in math nationally during the past two years, according to a study released today. (Click here for full story.)