Friday, May 28, 2004
This is a question I will be addressing in depth over the next few months, because this stance against the No Child Left Behind act is the biggest betrayal of Black America in the last 30 years or more.
NCLB is an excellent law, it is logical and makes sense that is why it passed with a huge bipartisan support. But now that its being implemented the left doesn't like it anymore because they realize that by creating an open playing field they will lose their protected status.
The first to lose their protected status is of course the teachers union members who have been able to get raise after raise without ever showing competence.
The second to lose their protected status are the families with children that benefit from white flight, and the economic apartheid of local school funding.
The third to lose are the protected status are the homeowner who live in these economic reservations that have had their home values and their personl wealth increase due to white flight of families looking for "better" schools.
This is not a short or a simple story, Bush has managed to pass the most potent piece of legislation in the last 20 years. We as black Americans must preserve it.
If you have time read "The Two-Income Trap: Why Middle-Class Mothers and Fathers Are Going Broke". Its an excellent book with very important implication beyond their own thesis.