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785 Replies to “A Contest! Name That Law!”
The Child-Propulsion Act
Take your pick, jet engine or propeller. (Sorry, it’s not supposed to sound like children are propelling something. That would be child labor!)
How about the, Let’s Tell Everyone They’re Going to College Even If They’re Not Qualified Act?
Or, Drive Every Teacher Out (who has) eXperience?
Or how about some training in basic mathematical concepts, such as the fact that “average” means that MANY PEOPLE WILL BE ON THE LOWER END OF THE SCALE – hence the term “average.” We need a mass refresher on mean, median, and mode!
Another Administration, Another Education Act Act
Unable to Count the Children Left Behind Act
Some Adult Right Ahead
(sort of flips the phrase word by word, and has a nice ring to it)
Personally, as a private school teacher I loved “No Child Left Behind” since it allowed me to make the joke: “I teach at private school. We’re allowed to leave children behind.”
Ack, The Mess Bush Left Behind.
Federal Dollars for Scholars Act
Weapons of Mass Education Act
Advocate Bland Curriculum (Our new ‘ABC’s)
Every Test Left Behind
Education Testing Companies Left Behind
All Testing Company Profits Spent on Education
How about the Hire Teachers Who Know A Goddamned Thing Or Two Besides Pedagogy and Hoopjumping Act (HTWKAGTOTWPHA)? No?
OK, how about the Cry As China Leaves Us In the Dust Act? (CACLUDS?)
Maybe the Remedial Bachelor’s Degree Act.
Or the Never Come Near My Child With A Calculator Again Act.
As the parent of a kindergartner, I’m more & more in favor of the Hand Over the Per-Cap Money to the Parents So We Can Educate Them Act. Yes, i know NCLB gets there eventually, but it takes too goddamned long.
Study Abroad in China Act
Actually, I like each of these better:
Yes Adult Right Ahead.
Yes-Man Right Ahead.
No Crony Left Behind
Since NCLB was instituted, the standardized testing edifice [cronies of gov’t bureaucrats?] in USA has gone from a 1 billion a year to a 10 billion a year industry. Zo, government is smaller, but TESTINK iss beeger! And who paid for all that increase? Hahahaha! School Districts, that’s who! Hahahaha. Only, nobody gave them any more money to do it with and so what did they do? They scaled back elsewhere. Where would that be? In the classroom: larger class sizes, fewer teachers per student. Ain’t it great? Are we not the smartest people on the EARTH? Hahahaha.
How about Every Child Held Back?
Renaming the No Child Left Behind Act is retarded. In that spirit, I offer my two suggestions:
Because Americans Really All Care for Kids (BARACK)
Offspring Benefits Are More-or-less Affordable (OBAMA)
Texas Two-Step & Textbbook Lobby Act
Bankers to Teachers Rehabilitation Program
Provision 1: Double teacher salaries
Provision 2: Remove teacher certification requirements
Provision 3: Hazard pay for teaching underprivileged schools
Provision 4: Keep bonuses under $18 billion
It might just work…
“The Unfunded Mandates Statistically Impossible Goals Act” ?
“Testing Companies Financial Enrichment Act” ?
I submit that a supplementary HWH ‘Homeschool without Houses’ Act may also be both necessary & appropriate.
Equality in Education Act (aka The Level Playing Field Act)
Education is a Local Responsibility Act or
No Constitutional Responsibility for Administering this Program (NoCRAP).
Just like every most federal program…feed it dollars, make more paperwork, employ more workers, degrade the final product.
Educate the Educatable and Leave the Rest Behind
Seriously. Leave them behind. They don’t want to be in school anyway. Let them go learn a trade or work at walmart or an equally mindless job (congress? Alaska governor?).
eEach eChild eWill eSucceed eAct
No School Left Standing
(because you can’t possibly get better every year)
No Time to Teach–We’re Busy Testing Act
Let’s Gut This Act and Really Support Education in America
Everybody Make Chicken Salad Although Some of You Only Get Chicken S**t Act (And No, We Don’t Fund Mayo or Celery)
How about the….
Yes-We-Can Educate Children Act
The No More C-Students as President Act
Or, to answer 43’s verbatim question, posed January 11, 2000, in Florence, SC: “Rarely is the question asked, is our children learning?”, the…
Yes, Our Children is Finally Learning Act
Classroom Size Improvment Act (CSIA), to prepare our failing students for overcroded jails act JSIA, brought to you by Numbskulls in Government who want to Provide a Cheap but Worthless Camera Opportunity NGPCWCO, or “W” for short.
The Pols are Your Pals Act
Empowered Learners’ Act
Where Have the Good Teacher’s Gone
After years of excessive regulations and testing that have eroded the essence of the great American classroom, THEY HAVE LEFT the profession.
I propose the “Don’t Task, Don’t Fail” Act.
Long ago I was taught the Septic Tank Rule. School District Administrations adhere strictly to the rule. Just Like Septic Tanks, in School Districts the “poop” floats to the top (and stays there stinking). (This rule was shared by a Vice-Principal, great guy, who didn’t last long.). In that spirit, I propose:
Schools Essentially Perpetually Teaching Idiotic Content and Testing All Nonsense Knowledge ACT.
Funding Opportunity and Potential in Our Children Education Act….
Robin Hood Act
Take resources from the gifted, give to the dim witted.
As an alternative iEach iChild iWill iSucceed iAct
Enrich The Test Publishers While Bankrupting Schools Act
The Tale of Sound and Fury Signifiying Nothing Act
(Also known as the Macbeth Initiative)
Teach Each Child to Weed N’ Wite as Good as “W” Act
Fancy Formula For Failure FFFF or 4F
Equal Opportunity Education EOE
What it will continue to be:
DADA: Dumb America Down Act
What I wish it were:
Love to Learn Act
Adults Fiddle While Children Act
“Children, stop your nurses!” -Don Van Vliet
I always thought the original act should have been called “No One Child Left Behind”.
How about simply “We Owe Kids A Better Education Act”?
The “Everyone is an expert in education except teachers act”
The Sarah Palin Slipped Through the Cracks Literacy Act
It should be:
One Size Fits All
Because whether a child trips on it because it’s too long, or his or her belly shows because it is too short, it’s the best possible way to cover a child- in all seasons too!
If You Are Smarter Than a Bush You Pass Act
The Average IQ is 100 Act
Your Teacher is Tired of Trying to Figure Out How the F*** Not to Leave You Behind While Everyone Else is Bored Silly and Learning Nothing Act
Hope It Creates An Intelligent Majority Act (HICAMA)
NO CHILD’S BEHIND LEFT
Senseless Measures of Arithmetic, Reading and Teaching in lieu of Education Reform