Tuesday, December 12, 2006

"No Child Left Behind" Letter to the Editor


Apply policy elsewhere

I believe the citizens of this great country have the right to demand that the No Child Left Behind nonsense be redefined and enacted for other professionals.

Let’s see, how about No Patient Left Behind? All doctors must save and make healthy each and every person they see, regardless of age, genetics, diets or disease. We should legislate that we’ll all live forever in happiness and health.

How about No Tooth Left Behind? Dentists must save every tooth in their patients’ heads, regardless of extenuating circumstances: sugar intake, diet, negligence. How about No Crop Left Behind? Farmers can’t lose even one plant, regardless of weather conditions, supply and demand, pests or diseases.

How about No Merchandise Left Behind ? Everyone who markets products must sell every single thing in the store with nothing left over, regardless of economy, supply and demand or need.

How about No Defendant Left Behind ? Public defenders must never lose a case. How about No Plaintiff Left Behind? Prosecutors must never lose a case. (Hey, everybody wins.)

How about No Heathens Left Behind? Everybody in the world must become a Christian. Everybody goes to Heaven-no matter what.

Teachers are the only human beings in America who are held to this ridiculous standard. God himself does not reach all of his children, but teachers have to. This legislation is a horrific violation of the civil rights of teachers in this country. It is clearly discriminatory and should be repealed.

North Little Rock


Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can go on the Department of Education website and see just how the No Child Left Behind Act is working. There are many positive things it has accomplished. This letter writer needs to do her homework before she writes something like that.

3:59 PM, December 12, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Dept. of Education would be the last ones to know what is really going on at the classroom level. If you throw billions of dollars around you are going to do a little good now and then, but that does not mean that it is a good program.

I know several current and former teachers, and they would be in complete agreement with Donna Humphries on this.

4:55 PM, December 12, 2006  

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