In scanning the Black leftist blogs that is part of my routine I came across this article about the reauthorization of the "No Child Left Behind" education program:
No Child Left Behind lowers the bar on school reform
The comments on the blog are as follows:
So we have former president Bill Clinton commenting that annual testing is not really necessary to insure quality education. The author of the article finds individuals that substantiates this claim. The responders to the post see the word "Bush" and they go on the attack.
But wait a minute.........Just as Al Gore and Madeline Albright have some nerve to write books about the conflict in Iraq and the Environment (in Al Gore's case) while making no substantial progress on either front while they had power to do so while in office, now we have "The Education President" - you know - the one that closed the performance gap between Black and White students (sarcasm).
But my focus is not on Bill Clinton. His comments weren't seemingly an attack. My comments are about the Black leftists. It seems they hate their enemies more than they love themselves. If their focus was truly about the best interests of Black students they would, for once, put aside their hatred and ask for Clinton's credentials on the subject. If I recall correctly - as president he did not request any sort of testing - annually or bi-annually. The educational performance through the 1990's was flat. Despite this he enjoys a high level of support WITHIN the Black community. The NEA teacher's union invited him several times to speak to their national convention - with a roaring applause at the end.
I take it that some groups prefer popularity over performance?