Wednesday, March 19, 2008
This Day In The History Of Anti War Protesters..and SpellCheck
Spellcheck would not have caught the error as no word is missplelled. Grammar check would have.
Oh well, I guess mission accomplished so far as NCLB is concerned.
ps. Never trust grammar checkers. They are more likely to suggest a change from a grammatical sentence to something ungrammatical than to point out an actual error in every implementation I've ever seen.
* Not surprising, of course; "NCLB" is magic word used (like "for the children" or "fascist") to delegitimize opposing arguments. If you actually want to discuss the advantages and failings of the bill, there are probably a better places than this comment thread, though.
I'm just not a fan of government schools period. Much less the meme that throwing money at them teaches children any more, or any better.
Perhaps there is a better forum, but when the administration holds up NCLB as one of its shining accomplishments, it makes me look askance at its other claims.
NCLB was passed in 2001. If the protesters are below the age of 20, they were probably subjected to NCLB.