I've written several critical posts about NCLB and today's emphasis on testing, testing and more testing. Whenever I do, I always get comments from teachers along the line of "yes!", "I agree" and "that's just what I think".
Which doesn't surprise me. I don't know of one teacher who feels the current climate of test, test and test again is in the best interests of children.
I get comments from parents who home school, mainly because they don't agree with the current emphasis on test scores, which is the direct result of NCLB. I must admit, that were my children younger, and if circumstance had allowed it, that I might be tempted to consider home schooling too.
And I get comments from people who think NCLB was way overdue and that it is the best thing to happen to education. Which doesn't surprise me except that everyone of these people who tells that, also tells me that they home school. If NCLB is such a good thing why aren't they enrolling their children in school so they can take advantage of it?