[back to part 8: The War on Some Drugs]
“Our Future is the Hands of our Students”
“High Stakes and Low Standards”
“High Standards, but Low Barriers”
“Repeal NCLB already!”
Our school systems rank toward the bottom of the list when compared with those of other industrialized countries. Sure, we may be able to brag about churning out all kinds of Nobel winners and innovators, but most of our students are graduating without the knowledge they should have, meaning that those Nobel prize winners stand on the other side of a gap too far from most of our other students. Our schools pass a lot of kids because our schools are too easy.