Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The Trouble with No Child Left Behind

The Trouble with No Child Left Behind

Mises Daily: Tuesday, March 23, 2010 by

Good intentions are no excuse to continue a failed policy. Many bad policies in history were surely paved with good intentions. For instance, President Lyndon Johnson's "Great Society" was intended to dramatically reduce poverty and, in Johnson's words, "elevate hope."[1] Those who support the so-called "War on Drugs" may have some good intentions, but their program has turned into a nightmare more properly referred to as a "War on (Certain) Drugs" or a "War on Liberty" specifically aimed at minorities.[2]

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