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With a Name Like That How Could It Fail?

Is No Child Left Behind leaving behind a lot of children? Read:

[A] recent study found that Texas' public school accountability system, the model for the national No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), directly contributes to lower graduation rates, especially for minorities. Teachers and administrators are essentially rewarded when minority students drop out, so retention efforts are now virtually non-existent. Why retain students that make it impossible to comply with NCLB, is the unspoken question with a no clear answer.

Read the whole thing.

(Hat tip, Jocelyn Armstrong.)