Regarding the forum, "National Standards: Should the Federal Government Tell Schools What to Teach?" (Fall 2006), the greater the centralization cen·tral·ize
v. cen·tral·ized, cen·tral·iz·ing, cen·tral·iz·es
1. To draw into or toward a center; consolidate.
2. of school decisions nationwide, the lower is the possibility of excellence in academic achievement. If there were a "single provider" of education policy decisions, the country would suffer a disastrous loss of competition. It would become an inevitable race to the bottom. The only effective education lobbyists would be the well-funded national ones, with their own narrow, intolerant in·tol·er·ant
Not tolerant, especially:
a. Unwilling to tolerate differences in opinions, practices, or beliefs, especially religious beliefs.
Consider what the federal government has already done to produce excellent education in the country. Nothing much. After billions of dollars and millions of words over decades of studies and programs, there is no definitive best teaching or learning method coming from the federal government. The slogan A slogan is a memorable motto or phrase used in a political, commercial, religious and other context as a repetitive expression of an idea or purpose.
Slogans vary from the written and the visual to the chanted and the vulgar. "No Child Left Behind" is a perfect example. It focuses on the bottom of the barrel, those who presumably pre·sum·a·ble
That can be presumed or taken for granted; reasonable as a supposition: presumable causes of the disaster. are "left behind," perhaps 10 percent of the population. The other 90 percent of students and parents are by definition "left outside" the concerns of Washington's bureaucrats.
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