What do the NEA, the AFT, and the Texas Republican Party have in common?
They all want to get rid of NCLB. Anyone reading my blog or Vaishali Honawar’s knew where the teachers’ unions stand. But if you read this item on the Dallas ISD blog (link via Russo), you’ll learn that the Texas GOP believes that NCLB is “a massive failure [that] should be abolished.”
One Texan is still a true believer, though. At a Business Roundtable event yesterday, Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings gave a vigorous defense of the law.
“We’re going to hear a lot of wolf-in-sheep’s-clothing kind of discussion about things that sound good ... but either we’re not ready for or represent a gutting of accountability,” she said. “I think we need to watch the fine print and hold true, real, meaningful, understandable accountability.”
“Say Amen,” she added. A few people did.
A version of this news article first appeared in the NCLB: Act II blog.