With Nothing Happening, Blogger Goes to the Beach

August 01, 2008 1 min read
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The New York Times editorial board lauds the stand that civil rights groups have taken against a bill to halt NCLB’s accountability. (Perhaps they saw this.)

Reading the editorial, I realized: One of the most important things that happened to NCLB this year was an effort to stop something from happening. Kind of hard to keep a blog going under those circumstances.

I’m giving up. For the next two weeks at least. I’m headed off on vacation. The blog will be up and running again on Aug. 18. (You can get the next item delivered to your e-mail box. See the sign up, at right.)

I’m headed to the beach in the hometown of Rep. Peter Hoekstra. On most mornings, I’ll sneak out of the cottage while the rest of my family sleeps. I won’t be thinking about AYP or SES. I’ll be asking myself: Do I pedal or do I paddle?

In the evening, there will be no question of where all of us will be. See below.

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


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