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June 10, 2009

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John Peterson

Thank you Paul, one of the best, most concise critiques of NCLB I've read in awhile. Now if the administration can change it before we vilify more good public schools.

John Peterson

Thank you Paul, one of the best, most concise critiques of NCLB I've read in awhile. Now if the administration can change it before we vilify more good public schools.

Dianthus

"A significant number of Franklin students come from the Town of Madison not the City of Madison. The town provides far fewer resources than the city to combat poverty."

Do you mean Lincoln students? Would you please name some of the resources available to city residents that are not available to town residents?

Stephen M. Leo

What is not captured in the NCLB numbers is that Lincoln is a terrific school with a caring and motivated staff. My wife works as a Bilingual Resource Specialist there, and so is very familiar with the kinds of challenges (most of them caused or compounded by poverty) her students have to face every day. Kids who live on the edge of homelessness have a lot more on their minds than readin', writin', and 'rithmetic.

NCLB is more concerned with the collection of bogus metrics unmoored from reality than with the actual education of real children. It is bureaucratic make work designed to undermine support for quality public education.

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