Bush Announces “Good News,” But Doesn’t Mention Bad News

May 01, 2008 1 min read

President Bush and Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings introduced the 2008 Teacher of the Year at the White House yesterday. (See photo at right.) As usual, the president called on Congress to reauthorize No Child Left Behind. But, he added, “The good news is the act doesn’t go away without reauthorization; it still exists.”

What he didn’t mention was Reading First. Maybe he and his speech writers knew the results of the interim report on the program. You can read about the report’s findings in this news story on

A version of this news article first appeared in the NCLB: Act II blog.