I ran across an interesting thread on NCLB, courtesy of Joanne Jacobs. First, Karin Chenoweth notes that the good old days before NCLB weren't so good. TMAO concurred, stating that 'more kids learned less in the past than now.' Cardinal Fang, a commenter on Joanne's post, disagreed: 'in middle class [schools] ... there is more emphasis on testing, arguably making those formerly good schools more boring, duller places by focusing on tests which most of the students would have passed anyway.'

What do you think?

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