Not every eight-year-old brain is ready to absorb the information that a nationally approved 3rd grade curriculum demands it process. But when they don't learn it on time, they learn that they are "slow."
On Monday, Obama called on Congress to revamp the "No Child Left Behind" education law by the time students start a new school year in September. Spellings and I discussed the way forward for U.S. education policy and reform efforts.
By his negative example, Governor Scott Walker has reminded us about the rights and obligations of citizenship and about the importance of standing up for the rights of children and workers to sustain a functioning democracy.