Thursday, August 28, 2003

No Republican Child Left Behind

The Kids Left Behind: "Next week the Senate will take up the education budget proposed for next year by the White House and Senate Republicans. From the perspective of those who are pro-children, it's loaded with bad news. Not only does the bill fall far short of the photo-op promises Mr. Bush made to provide funding for programs to improve public education, but it would actually cut $200 million from the president's very own (and relentlessly touted) No Child Left Behind Act."

So now it's an unfunded mandate. The design of this act, and the manner in which it's executed, seems designed to encourage migration of the wealthy to private schools while shuttering public schools.

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