Interesting opinion piece in the WSJ about No Child Left Behind which appears to be exactly what has happened. More and more states are opting for extensions or exclusions because they can’t meet the deadlines required by the Act. This act also prompted the big push for vouchers and charter schools. Since charter schools are starting to really take off, the unions want to get into the business so that they can get more membership and lock up the public school system once again. I get pretty fed up with excuses like we need to “import” more and better talent because we can’t find any home grown. Is it any wonder? Every time we give grace for anything, everyone wants grace. You hold teachers accountable and they do a work-around. Instead of wasting tax dollars on union teachers, sub-standard teachers, and lazy children, why doesn’t the state just give every school age child $500 and let them find their own education. If they want to spend the money for anything else, at this point, I really don’t care anymore. Our future generation of maids, janitors and ditch diggers. Save time worrying about immigration visas for others. If the system is already failing and the kids can’t make a go at it, why continue? Anymore jobs are requiring a minimum of 4 year college degree. Huh? We have plenty of those and no jobs to be had. Half the children with public education STILL can’t read, write or speak. Time we gave up on the nonsense and make the kids and teachers responsible. Let it be their loss, not mine!