One teacher’s reflection on ‘No Child Left Behind’

Besides the obviously heart-felt and thoughtful nature of this teacher’s reflection of what its been like on the ground as a teacher in the USA under Bush’s ‘No Child Left Behind’ regime, I fear that we’re about to embark on the same sad journey of an emphasis on inflexible standards imposed from a long way away, league tables of schools (and teachers?), naming and shaming, de-skilling the profession, politicising the educational process and┬ásimplifying the education process into things that can be placed on an Excel spreadsheet.

Here’s what it feels like.