Wouldn’t It Be Nice?

I have a permanent dent in my forehead right now as a result of all the times it has hit my desk in utter exasperation.  Seriously, I’ve spent much of the past few years waiting for Bush to hold a presser where the first words out of his mouth are, “Gotcha!” It would be then that he would...

The Myth of Standardized Testing

The debate over NCLB usually swirls around its core strategy, standard testing protocols applied nationwide to every school regardless of population or resources. A reader responded to my post on Jonathan Kozol’s hunger strike by asking the usual question: “How else can educators assess kids and...

Kozol on Hunger Strike to Protest NCLB

No one knows this because the Second Gulf War has driven every other serious issue in the country (except the economy) onto the back pages of our papers and off our TV screens altogether, but the effects of Bush’s No Child Left Behind Act on our public schools have been, in many communities, nothing...