Susan Ohanian, a longtime teacher, is a fellow at the Education
Policy Research Unit at Arizona State University and at the Vermont
Society for the Study of Education. She is the author of One Size Fits Few: The Folly of Educational Standards (Heinemann).
If "no child left behind" meant what it said, it would offer help, not
Just because the ed whiz-biz politicians and the education bureaucrats have announced the end of "social promotion" doesn't mean that it ever existed--not for the past thirty years, anyway.