As in: no child learns because we’re in this for the money, and the industry, and the re-elections. The education of children isn’t really a primary concern or goal anymore, is it?
“The history scores released today show that student performance is still too low,” Education Secretary Arne Duncan said in a statement. “These results tell us that, as a country, we are failing to provide children with a high-quality, well-rounded education.” [emphasis is mine]
Education experts say a heavy focus on reading and math under the federal No Child Left Behind law in the last decade has led to lagging performance in other subjects such as history and science.
Why does this not surprise me?