Listen, My Children...

Every Little Helps

Thursday, January 08, 2004

No Child Left Behind

Does anyone know about No Child Left Behind? A friend was complaining that her son's school is in danger of being shut down or having its funding removed because students aren't performing anywhere near their age level. While I would agree that, in general, that is a good thing, his school is different: it's a special-needs school for autistic, speech-delayed, or otherwise mentally retarded children, few of whom could be expected to pass out of even kindergarten anywhere, no matter how accredited the school or excellent the teacher.

Is this true? Does the act really include such schools alongside normal ones? If so, that's a terrible oversight. (If not, it's just another case of anti-Bush teachers' unions spreading lies to uninformed parents.)


Post a Comment

<< Home