I laugh, or perhaps sneer at the intellect of the whiner, every time I hear about how the No Child Left Behind Act has ruined education here in California. The point I usually bring up is, our state testing regime pre-dates, and is more stringent than, NCLB!
Now there's another point to mention. If that Republican law (written by right-winger Ted Kennedy) is so bad, why has California not asked for any waivers? I mean, the governor is a Democrat and both houses of the legislature are run by Democrats, which means they're run by the CTA. Why has California not asked for any waivers from the law's supposedly onerous requirements? (note that the link is from an organization that describes itself as "progressive")