In keeping with my last post, my knowledge of No Child Left Behind was pretty minimal when I was teaching. By minimal, I mean that it included two things:
– It was all about standardized tests, which blow.
– Bush signed it, so it must really blow.
Now, of course, my understanding of the ways in which NCLB does and does not blow are somewhat more nuanced. For anyone who’s interested, I’m slapping up here a clear but thorough guide to the law and its major shortcomings. Thank you, Harvard Civil Rights Project.