Saturday, September 17, 2005

Plenty of Children Left Behind

According to Daniel Golden's article for the Wall Street Journal (Sept 14, 2005), many of the 372,000 schoolchildren displaced by Hurricane Katrina are not being allowed to take classes in the schools of their new communities. Instead, they are being taught in separate facilities, such as military bases. Schools are nervous about these new students lowering their overall test scores. Because of No Child Left Behind legislation, these lowered scores would put the schools at jeopardy. Also, of course, race is a major factor. This wouldn't happen in this country to white school children.

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