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    Filed at 3:56 pm under by dcobranchi

    The Columbus (GA) Ledger-Enquirer has apparently hired a former educrat to write its editorials. As evidence, I present this piece of junk.

    First, there were failing schools, then we launched the No Child Left Behind Act, now we’re telling kids they can leave an unsafe school.

    Are we moving away from public education and toward a national home-schooling policy? If not, we need to adopt a more proactive mindset.

    When we talk about “failing schools,” we are actually talking about underachieving students. The goal of that education reform effort is supposed to be to improve school performance with smaller classes and the introduction of tests designed to reward high-performing schools with teacher bonuses.

    Sure. Blame the students for all underachieving but reward the teachers with bonuses when the kids “overachieve.” The rest of the editorial is no better.

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