Race to Nowhere
(trailer) is a documentary film by first-time director Vicki Abeles that discusses her perception that the US education system has become "obsessed with the illusion of achievement, competition and the pressure to perform. Cheating has become commonplace, students have become disengaged, stress-related illness, depression and burnout are rampant, and young people arrive at college and the workplace unprepared and uninspired." [more inside]
posted by Phire
on Nov 11, 2010 -
Administration Paid Commentator (WashPost membership rqd) The Education Department paid commentator Armstrong Williams $241,000 to help promote President Bush's No Child Left Behind law on the air, an arrangement that Williams acknowledged yesterday involved "bad judgment" on his part.
I'm sure y'all check the Washington Post regularly, but isn't this simply bribing a journalist?
posted by punkbitch
on Jan 8, 2005 -
What "No Child Left Behind" Really Means
"There, buried deep within the law's 670 pages, is a provision requiring public secondary schools to provide military recruiters not only with access to facilities, but also with contact information for every student -- or face a cutoff of all federal aid."
Read that again slowly, No Child Left Behind is actually a military recruitment program. Backed up with an inverse extortion threat.
posted by fenriq
on Dec 1, 2004 -
No Child Unrecruited
Under the "No Child Left Behind Act" passed earlier this year, secondary schools must provide military recruiters with the names, addresses and phone numbers of their students or risk losing federal aid. [More Inside]
posted by EmergencyPenguin
on Nov 8, 2002 -
The No Child Left Behind Act
is probably the most sweeping educational reform to pass in a long time and it seems to be pretty bipartisan in its content
, it passed the Senate today and Bush will be signing it into law. Holy cow, have the politicians done something right
for a change?
posted by owillis
on Dec 18, 2001 -