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No child left behind . . . [Aug. 11th, 2005|12:23 pm]
Conservatives '04


Thomas Sowell July 19th commentary http://www.townhall.com/columnists/thomassowell/ts20050719.shtml
"Not only have test scores in math and reading shown "solid gains" in the words of the New York Times, young black students have "significantly narrowed the gap" between themselves and white students."

I was relieved to read this column. It will never be on the news but let's hope the first round of candidates hammer home with it during their politicing for next year.
I'm sure many in the black community are aware of these stats ... that may bode well for conservatives.

From: eugenelevitzky
2005-08-22 05:34 pm (UTC)

what the problem is

The problem is this and only this: Whatever gains or successes the No Child Left Behind has, the public school administrators, teachers, and other unionist liberals will not recognize as being in any way significant or "progressive" enough. They simply hate Bush and the conservative philosophy of actually earning self-esteem through hard work and accomplishment. They do NOT want to ascribe success to ANYTHING that George Bush does. They would rather have a 100 percent failure rate under the No Child Left Behind program than to give George Bush 1 percent credit for improving the lives and education of school children. If Bill Clinton was the mastermind behind No Child Left Behind, we would be seeing parades of celebration for No Child Left Behind and the mainstream media and various liberal organizations would be crying out Hosannas to Bill Clinton and his No Child Left Behind program.
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