Jun. 5th, 2008

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OK, so... I've heard a lot that "No Child Left Behind" is dumb and has
probably hurt schools a whole lot more than helped them. I've always
figured that it pretty much revolved around the SOLs and school "teaching to
the test" because they'd lose government funds otherwise. But I just read a
comment on teh webs here that Civics courses have been removed from school
curriculums because of "No Child Left Behind." That seems not just dumb but
actively counter-productive.

Does anyone other there know what NCLB is, what it does and how in
the world we ended up with it? (That last is probably answered by this
post, reprisentative of our general lack of information on a national policy
that's several years old now.)
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So it once occured to me that it was odd that "aweful" means bad when "awe"
is a good sort of thing and "-ful" means it's full of it.
Today it occured to me that maybe "aweful" as we know it some how came from
the word "offal."
I should get back to work.

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