NY Times article on how the House Republicans
will NOT pass the Obama/Duncan blueprint for NCLB reauthorization,
will NOT authorize any more money for Race to the Top,
but WILL scale back federal intrusion into how states run education policy
and WILL hold hearings into how Arne decided to dole out the Race to the Top funds.
Gosh, I love divided government.
I wish we'd had divided government back in 2009.
Maybe the shit Obama pushed through or promoted - Race to the Top, i3, Common Core - wouldn't have gotten through.
At least we have divided government now and some Tea Partiers and other Repubs in Congress who are opposed to NCLB, RttT and the rest of the garbage promoted by Obama, Duncan, George Miller and Lamar Alexander.
Hopefully there will be enough Dems opposed to the Obama/Duncan agenda as well so that NOTHING gets done these next two years except for ending AYP.
One last thing - remember how Obama ran against standardized testing in 2008?
In his blueprint, he plans on adding standardized tests in every subject at every level in order to evaluate teachers and schools.
Just one more piece of bullshit from the Change We Can Believe In Express.
I can't wait until both Obama and Duncan are ridden out of D.C. in disgrace.
Given the way Obama has lost the left, lost the middle and continues to be despised by the right, I think that just might happen.
Unless Jonathan Alter, David Brooks and David Broder ride to his rescue, of course.