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

Saturday, January 05, 2008

The Final Push To Resuscitate the Dying NCLB

The Bush visit to Chicago this coming Monday will launch the final offensive offensive to save the NCLB school privatization act. NPR, radio's non-profit corporate media, had on ed industry promoter for the Washington Post, Jay Mathews, to explain how "NCLB is here to stay," regardless of whether or not Congress acts to reauthorize in '08--which is highly unlikely. And on this coming Thursday, Bush's Gal Pal Spellings will speak at the National Press Club to urge, no doubt, the "tweaking" needed to make NCLB perfect.

The strategy for this final offensive will be to push reauthorization as the only avenue to change NCLB. Remember everyone wants change, right? What the Bushies know that they don't want anyone else to know is that the political tsunami that is to be unleashed next November will wash away all the corrupt memos, the bare-knuckled directives, the paid PR propaganda, the national voucher plans, the corporate tutoring initiatives, the charter school federal grant proposals, the published threats, the insane sanctions, the irrational regulations, and the rest of the Kill Public Schools agenda, which was the entire conservative education plan going all the way to St. Reagan.

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