Friday, October 06, 2006

Like Taking Candy from Children

Business Week brings us this heartwarming story of American entrepreneurship. Yes, our schools are being bilked to take tests that are meaningless AND all that meaningless stuff is profit to some people.

You might ask, "But Frank, WHO would profit from such a thing?"

No Bush Left Behind - The President's brother Neil is making hay from school reform
Across the country, some teachers complain that President George W. Bush's makeover of public education promotes "teaching to the test." The President's younger brother Neil takes a different tack: He's selling to the test. The No Child Left Behind Act compels schools to prove students' mastery of certain facts by means of standardized exams. Pressure to perform has energized the $1.9 billion-a-year instructional software industry.

You know, taxpayers routinely demand that the cost of education be reduced. As I scratch my head a minute, I think I have come up with a good idea.

When you go to vote in November, THROW THE BUMS OUT - EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM.

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