(AP) – State and local education officials have been begging the federal government for relief from student testing mandates in the federal No Child Left Behind law, but school starts soon and Congress still hasn’t answered the call.
Education Secretary Arne Duncan says he will announce a new waiver system Monday to give schools a break.
TAL Commentary: When students fail, the political solution is… stop testing. No Child Left Behind was a dumb statist solution to a problem that is part and parcel of state-mandated-and-funded education — the failure to educate. That’s because education is not the purpose of public education. The purpose of public education is to create a large workforce of teachers and administrators who feed at the public trough and vote Democrat. Children are just a tool they use in order to keep feeding off of taxpayers.