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All Children Shall Be Proficient By, Well, Whenever

By Alexander Russo — September 13, 2007 1 min read

I guess pretty much everything is on the table, since according to the fat cats at the AFT blog who can afford Ed Daily there’s apparently been some talk about loosening the 2014 proficiency targets that have made -- or muddled -- NCLB for so long. It seems like the AFTies think it’s a good idea. Hmm. I may be thinking about this too simplistically, but what does doing that get you, substantively or politically? Miller did everything short of that, and his unholy alliance of business, conservative, and civil rights supporters broke up over it. Still the teachers weren’t satisfied. So who does getting rid of 2014 get you, and what does getting rid of it actually accomplish? I’m not sure, and until then disinclined to think it’s a good idea. But that doesn’t mean it’s going to happen. Far as I know, neither this blog (nor any other) has substantially influenced the reauthorization process. God willing, it will always be so.

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