It's Time to Repeal No Child Left Behind

  • metta

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    Sep 09, 2012 8:07 AM GMT
    It's Time to Repeal No Child Left Behind


    http://bigthink.com/think-tank/its-time-to-repeal-no-child-left-behind
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    Sep 09, 2012 8:32 AM GMT
    I love reading about social engineers who have these kinds of epiphanies, when they realize what they were telling the rest of us to do, even forcing us to do, was all wrong after all.

    Oh, well, back to the drawing board. Or maybe, just leave the drawing board, along with you & me, alone in the first place. People who over-analyze things tend to under-estimate the unintended consequences of their proposals.

    I term this the "meddler mentality" that we unfortunately see in a thousand other ways. Mostly it comes from the political Right, but sometimes also from the Left. It's usually hostile prohibitions from the Right (anti-women, anti-gay, anti-everything that doesn't enforce rigid social conformity), and well-intentioned goofiness from the Left (overly permissive and intrusively protective).