Monday, May 15, 2006

No Child Left Behind*

*Unless you live in: Alaska, Delaware, Idaho, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, Washington, the District of Columbia or Puerto Rico...and maybe also in Colorado, Connecticut, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, West Virginia or Wisconsin.

So states that have not complied with the new law (in large part due to lack of $$) will be forced to do so by the feds by having their federal funding cut. If you didn't have enough money to get the job done before then the obvious solution is to provide less money and more demands. So what we need to do, as a nation, to fix this is to take all of the money that the federal government would return to the states for education, and give it to the wealthy (individuals and corporations). Tax cuts for the rich may not exactly solve the problem, I know, shocking, but it will ensure that the poor (who are most affected) will be even less likely than they are (I think it is a negative probability at this point) to have a voice in the media or government that would affect a positive change in their lives.

The Bush administration solution for a squeeky wheel: break it off, and convince people not only that the cart is still moving but going faster than ever.

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