No Child Left Behind to be left behind?
In name anyway. Because the name is too tied to Bush and Bush is unpopular. (Those were Representative George Miller's, D-CA, words, not mine.)

So in all of the debate that has supposedly been surrounding NCLB this year as it comes up for reauthorization, all that we were really able to accomplish was a name change. Here are the suggestions, from the Washington Post:
  • Quality Education for All Children Act, submitted by Marian Wright Edelman, president of the nonprofit Children's Defense Fund.
  • Children First! submitted by Donna Shalala, president of the University of Miami.
  • New Partnerships for Student Achievement or Educating Americans for Today's World, submitted by Dorothy Rich, founder and director of the nonprofit Home and School Institute. (I thought we were supposed to be educating for the future?)
The first one actually sounds like something. Believe it or not, I sort of like it. With a name like that, the legislation has to be good, even if it is the same old legislation with a brand new name attached.

But wait! There's more. I do not know who Andrew Friedson is other than the president of the Student Government Association over at the University of Maryland at College Park, but his titles at least reflect what he thinks of the actual legislation rather than just a pretty bow to put on the package:
  • No Child Left a Brain Act, or All the Money Left Behind Act.
I am sure some of you have titles to add to the list.