Thursday, January 29, 2004

No they isn't

Speaking to the U.S. Conference of Mayors about the condition of education in America, pResident Bush said wake up at the high school level and find out that the illiteracy level of our children are appalling.

He then went on to talk about his No Child Left Behind Act:

...not only do we insist upon local control of schools, an accountability system designed at the state or local level, we also say that when you see failure early, there's additional money to make sure children aren't left behind. This is an important piece of legislation, and I will resist any attempt to undermine it.

Well, any attempt, that is, except his own: his budgets have consistently underfunded his own program. But looking past all of the lies and bullshit, at least one good thing comes out of it - the program (which was an election-year promise that Bush failed to keep, despite his continued protestations that it is working fine) doesn't work anyway, since the premise it was founded on turned out to be lies. (Anyone surprised?)

People, teach your children well; don't rely on the school system to do it. If you leave your kid's mind at the mercy of the American education system, the child whose mind you waste may someday be your president.