Yesterday, No Child Left Behind, the Bush-era big government education law, turned 11. We had a lot more to say about this on the tenth anniversary, but the 11th is worth noting for one simple reason: the law doesn't really exist anymore! At least, not as we knew it.
The disconnect between what standardized testing measures and what schools are really about -- preparing students to be lifelong learners, developing minds, educating citizens to continue the Republic -- is confusing enough. What really gets my goat, though, is that this was all figured out nearly a century ago.