Friends of Dave charges that people shouldn’t be feeling sorry for reputable schools that fail to meet NCLB requirements. On the contrary, he suggests, we should be outraged by them:
[T]he critical fact [is] that these schools have huge achievement gaps between their white and Asian students and their poor, African American or Hispanic counterparts. Despite all of the wonderful feelings that they might be giving their students, what they're not giving their poor or minority students is the ability to read, write and do basic math.
A version of this news article first appeared in the Blogboard blog.