"No Child left behind" is the crowning achievement of George Bush's presidency, or so we thought years ago. It was a great idea, supported by many, and what we thought this country needed. Granted, I was about 8 or 9 when it was implemented, but I can still get the feeling of the era by what I've read everywhere else. Because I was 8 or 9, I've always hated it. The test never seemed to count for anything, took too long, and was flat out boring.
Soon we wised up a bit and saw that this great idea had much more bad than good. For one, it made teachers everywhere "teach to the test". I must say that I support this claim. Since moving to a prep school, I noticed that my teachers now teach until they feel like we are ready to move on. They teach more interesting material and they do it well. At my old school, they hurried through material, left their student out in the wilderness of education, and hoped that we would survive and the school would get a passing grade. All because of that stupid law.
I say ditch the law altogether and come up with a better idea, which given what we have now should not be that hard to do. But I'll ask you all: what should we do about NCLB?