October 15, 2007

President Bush guarantees irrelevance on NCLB

President Bush has promised a veto of any NCLB reauthorization with significant changes he would interpret as weakening the bill's accountability provisions. The policy influence of this White House continues to recede.

And along with the veto threat, the president decided to misinterpret the concerns many have with teaching to the test:

People say, well, they're just teaching to test. Uh-uh. We're teaching a child to read so they can pass a reading test.

That is the type of petulant rhetoric that ignores a broad current of dissatisfaction with instruction that is largely unproductive by any stretch of the imagination. But his rhetoric is perfectly consistent with the president's general belief that reality has a well-known liberal bias.

Source: President Bush Discusses The Budget

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Posted in Accountability Frankenstein on October 15, 2007 10:35 PM |