Someone said, "We need Doctors, Lawyers, and Indian
Chiefs. But we desparately need Butchers, Bakers, and
I'm one of the older posters and remember when our school
schedule had a break about the time of Thanksgiving to
allow the farm kids to help gather the crop.
NCLB pretends that all kids are exactly equal and all need
the exact same education.
We had students that were the kids of the owners of very
large farms. The math they needed was how many bushels of
corn made a wagon load or how much cotton by volumn made a
500lb. bale. They didn't need Shakespear or Advanced
The kids that did, didn't need to know how a diesel engin
worked or how much 13-13-13 was needed on a crop in July.
When we started ignoring those facts of life and started
pretending that the kids that could barely say his name
was going to score the same as the son of the NASA person,
we just stopped educating for the public good and started