Extra-Legal, It’s Extra-Hard When It’s Tough On The Adults!

Per the below, there seems to be a trend here: The Bush Administration has, and has sought to, go extra-legal from No Child Left Behind on a variety of fronts. Last week’s backpedal on teacher quality requirements for veteran teachers is just another example. But, it seems unmistakable that where they’ve been able to go extra-legal (allowing growth models, deemphasizing public school choice, easing accountability requirements, etc…) it’s all been on issues where the special interest community would like to see the law weakened. Conversely, on anything that requires holding the line on adults (veteran teachers, collective bargaining, etc…) the administration hasn’t been able to get an inch…

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