“The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of ‘liberalism’ they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.”

Socialist Party presidential candidate Norman Thomas

Monday, August 08, 2011

Lowering the standards

Here's the headline today regarding the pitiful state of eduction in America...Obama Administration Exempting Schools From Federal Law’s Testing Mandate.

I'm no fan of NCLB. It was one of Bush's many mistakes, as it forces teachers to teach to the federal standards test and practically asks for schools to look for ways to cheat. That said, I find it as telling as it is absurd that when a group cannot meet that standards set by the feds, rather than get rid of the bad program, they just lower the standards so that dumb students are now considered smart students. Is there anybody who thinks the students, schools, or America is well served by this preposterous policy?

It's just like with Obamacare. Obama has granted to date 1,500 waivers to businesses who would have to close their doors in order to comply with the program. Here, he's granting waivers from NCLB so that schools(which employ many unionized teachers who slavishly vote democrat) don't have to go on probation.

That's always the democrat answer to failing....lower the standards for failure so that the same performance is now passing.

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