The federal school report cards required by No Child Left Behind are giving first-rate schools failing grades for technical reasons, which means that the schools have to send letters to the parents describing their “failures” and offering transfers. Jeb Bush, for one, isn’t pleased. Well, he knows whom to blame, doesn’t he?
Not only doesn’t President Bush believe that America can win the war on terror, he’s so damned … well, I suppose the word is “casual” … about the work of actually governing that his three signature programs (other than tax cuts for his millionaire contributors) — NCLB, Medicare prescription drug coverage, and the occupaton of Iraq — have all more or less collapsed due to sheer incompetence and poor design.
Maybe if he worked during August when it’s not an election year things would go better. On the other hand, they might go worse.