Bush and NCLB

In The News

September 27, 2007

Like everyone else in the blogosphere, I had some fun with President Bush’s remarks this week that “Childrens do learn.”

And it seemed to get some serious ink in the morning papers as well.

If only all of us had given this kind of attention to Bush’s enforcement of NCLB the last few years. Or lack thereof.

If Bush had been serious about the law, he might not have to be working so hard to shore up support for its reauthorization. He had the bully pulpit and could have used it to take shots at school districts which were sabotaging attempts to let kids transfer out of failing schools, to poke fun at ridiculous school improvement plans and bogus reorganizations at failing schools, etc.

But he whiffed.