"A child's learning is the function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Where are the Dems on NCLB? Missing in Inaction

As Rep. George Miller (D) continues to collect an impressive list of ed industry contributors to his reelection effort, his pulse quickens to get the reauthorization done this summer. No longer can he and Kennedy blame the Republicans for offering the most devastating education policy in the history of the Republic. They are now in charge, and what do we get? NCLB on steroids? Money talks louder than all the children, parents, and teachers suffering in the asylums we have created to "educate" our poor children into total stupidity.

Where are the other Democrats? Who knows--no one is answering the phone. Where is Edwards, who would naturally be the candidate one would think to recognize the two school systems that are being created by NCLB for the two Americas that would seem to our destiny unless change comes? Here is a link to a post by Dan Brown at Huffington, where you can see for yourself the pathetic level of engagement in an issue that can make or break the future of our democratic ideals.

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