Please read this article by Diane Ravitch from the Washington Post, entitled "Why I Changed My Mind About School Reform". Ms. Ravitch is absolutely correct in her opinion.
My favorite quote from the article,
"They* also fail to recognize that the best predictor of low academic performance is poverty—not bad teachers."Please read the article Mr. President.
* Refers to the Obama administration, following in the footsteps of NCLB.
Karen @ Math Me Thinks