My home state of Arizona is once again at the forefront of educational reform. The State Board of Education has boldly acted to reduce the number of "underperforming" schools – by changing the formula used to compute the rankings. I’ve ranted about this before so I’ll keep this short. By abdicating the responsibility for determining what constitutes a "failing" school under the No Child Left Behind legislation, W and Congress have opened the door for 51 different interpretations of the law, often adjusted to fit the local polls. Mix that with 51 different concepts of what a "highly qualified" teacher is and NCLB becomes just one more example of political crap masquerading as educational reform.