So, what’s the biggest problem with No Child Left Behind?
Exactly, it’s all about the name and a bad image.
The Obama administration has made clear that it is putting its own stamp on education reform. That will mean a new name and image for a law that has grown unpopular with many teachers and suburban parents, even though it was enacted with bipartisan support in Congress.
“It’s like the new Coke. This is a rebranding effort,” said Joe Williams, executive director of Democrats for Education Reform. “The feng shui people believe you need to take the roof off buildings to allow bad chi to escape. Let’s hope this helps.”
Bad feng shui? Really?
Ok, if there was a really crappy product on the shelves of your local store, and you knew it was really crappy, and the manufacturer gave it a new name and put it in different packaging, would that make the contents any less crappy?
NCLB is built on incredibly flawed concepts and the implementation was a mess from day one.
It needs to be torn down and trashed (just like the cheesy school house representing it at the DOE) instead of slapping on a new label.