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Why Every Student Will NOT Succeed With the New Education Law

Why Every Student Will NOT Succeed With the New Education Law

Kevin Kumashiro

Last week, after a seven-year delay, Congress overwhelmingly voted, and the president signed, to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, dubbed No Child Left Behind in 2002, and now called the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). This new law fixes some problems but creates others, especially for children who struggle the most.

“First, vast amounts of funding will divert from neighborhood public schools to private, religious, and charter schools. States will be required to set aside funding to support students in private and religious schools, while the federal government will spend hundreds of millions annually to support charter school expansion.”

It also supports the growth of the right wing Christians who think people lived with dinosaurs like the Flintstones; that global warming–if it exists, is God’s will and a necessary punitive aspect of End times; and that Holy War grants a license to kill persons from different religious affiliations and ethnicities.

As if the world can afford more of the Cruz-Fiorina-Rubio clown show.

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