Monday, September 15, 2008

Spellings Serves Up a Symmetrical, Soft-Serve Swirley

"She hopes the education figures will help rally supporters of No Child Left Behind"

Translation: She is putting out horse shit and hoping you will gorge yourself, Americans.

"Education official says tide turning; Sees progress in lower grades" by Libby Quaid, Associated Press | September 15, 2008

WASHINGTON - Students are doing better in elementary and middle school, but key indicators show little progress among high school and college students, Education Secretary Margaret Spellings said.

"We've got a long way to go," Spellings said in an interview. "We've turned the tide. We've started. We've gone from heretofore flat to making some real progress, where we've focused."

She cited a few of what she called leading indicators to make her point. Spellings was to present the figures today at an education conference sponsored by the Aspen Institute, a think tank.

She hopes the education figures will help rally supporters of No Child Left Behind to keep and to build on the core principles of the law. It will not be easy. Polls show many people have an intensely negative view of No Child Left Behind. Teachers' unions and other critics strongly dislike the law.

"One of the things that I really worry that we haven't done is a good enough job of continuing to frame for the American people what's at stake," she said.

Translation: What BULLSHIT will Americans accept in the bowl of shit she gives us??!!