This is why we need No Child Left Behind

But Joel Castle, who is 12 and a zero, said that he did not work as hard now. “My grades are going up, and that’s not really surprising because the standards have been lowered,” he said.

via Connecticut School District That Clung to Tracking Is Letting Go – NYTimes.com.

Half Sigma works the human biodiversity angle, but the real story here is the coalition of incompetence (local politicians, teacher’s unions, leftist activists, and the rest) who are opposed to an educational system that teaches children.

No Child Left Behind is like an atom bomb on incompetence schools – it is the first step in giving us an educational system that we can be proud of. (Obviously, we do not have such a system now.)

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