EduWonk points out how little time it’s taken for the discussion about schools affected by Hurricane Katrina to turn to everyone’s favorite topic: NCLB, or more specifically, whether schools who take in displaced students will be eligible for waivers.
Leave it to education's hysterics and hucksters...There is a real crisis in New Orleans and along the Gulf Coast... But now, along come the anti-NCLB hysterics to create a three-ring anti-NCLB circus around the relief efforts... There are a lot more immediate things to do for the kids there than worry about this -- it's gotta be like #344 on the list...
A version of this news article first appeared in the Blogboard blog.