Here's a chance to talk about academics for a change, instead of school facilities. With the Illinois State Board of Education releasing 2007 School Report Card data, we learn that three of Naperville's four high schools are not meeting goals of the No Child Left Behind Act. What does it mean?
It means that even in Naperville, where the majority of children receive top-notch public-school educations, the federal government has found a way to deem that the schools are failing. Critics say the Bush administration's No Child Left Behind Act is part of a strategy to push school vouchers: Eventually every public school in the nation will be categorized as failing because of the unrealistic subcategory requirements of NCLB, thereby allowing feds to throw up their arms and say, "We can't have children attending failing schools! Here, let the government pay for your child to attend a private, most likely segregated, parochial school."
What so you? Are you concerned that some Naperville schools are "failing?" What do you think of No Child Left Behind?