NCLB In Jail

No, NCLB hasn't been imprisoned (though the suspension of habeus corpus creates some interesting possibilities). Instead, this Sara Neufeld story in the Baltimore Sun (No Child Left Behind applied behind bars) wins the Exception-Finding Story Of The Week award. Of course, a jailhouse school housed in the Baltimore City Detention Center isn't likely to make AYP. But I'm guessing that the kids and teachers have other, more pressing things on their minds than NCLB's toothless sanctions. And saying that failing to make AYP demoralizes teachers and makes it hard to recruit ignores the fact that the school likely isn't everyone's favorite to teach in the first place.


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