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785 Replies to “A Contest! Name That Law!”
Each Child Shows Less Behind
Thinking Optional Act
360 Act- Because we’re right back where we started
Delusional Reductive Un-acheivable Goals act
Left Child Behind, Oh No! Act
First Their Left Behind, Then Their Right One Act
Someone already mentioned Garrison Keillor; what about
The Lake Woebegon Act
Growth/Relevance/Ability/Support/Promise Act (GRASP)
Your kid’s stupid , but we’ll pass him anyway.
Shortchanging education, here’s what George Bush said:
“No child is left benind if no child can get ahead!”
Let’s call it the Relief for Bushed Schools Act.
A Priest-run Catholic School Program:
Leave no Child’s Behind
I like “How Are We Going to Get These Kids’ Test Scores Up? Act.” I seem to hear this every day I’m at school; it must be the unofficial name for something.
How ’bout “Nobody Wants to Admit That Their Kids Are Stupid or Are Suffering From Their Parents’ Batterings by the Misfortunes of Life or Poor Lifestyle Choices, So Lets Blame It All on the Teachers and Administrators Act”?
“Mandatory Redacting of All Baby-Boomers Rebranding of the Appropriately-Named ‘Elementary and Secondary Education Act'”
Yes, Child, We’re Behind (Get Moving!) Act
No Child Allowed to Rise Above Mediocrity Act
Don’t worry, you won’t be able to afford college anyway act
“Reach Out And Test Someone” Act
Not Yet Smarter Than a Fifth Grader (NYSTFG)
We’re Coming For You, Japan (WCFYJ)
Tropicana’s: The Juice is Worth the Read (TTJWR)
These Color’s Don’t Run (from Calculus) (TCDRC)
Keep Our Daughters Off the Pole Act of 2009 (KODOPA)
Never Mind Child Behind Act
Hey, Teacher, Leave Those Kids Behind Act
Smarty Pants or Clever Skirt for Every Child Act
STOP: Support Teachers and Open Pedagogy Act
SEA — Standardize Everything Act.
Some kids should be left behind
Stop the Kids at the Top Act; Only the Kids at the Bottom Count Act; Only the Testmakers Win Act
Intelligent Design Invades Our Teaching act
No Child Left With Funding
Grading On The Curve Of The Curve Wink Wink Act
The Who In Their Right Mind Would Go Into Teaching Now Act
The Every Child Takes It In The Behind act
Another Form of Corporal Punishment on Their Behinds
A College Major in Test-Taking Can’t Be Far Behind
Whatever happens, the kids will lose their butts, so “No Child Left with a Behind”.
Eight Years of Education – What did you learn?
How about calling it the “Making Johnny and Suzie Study as Europeans Do Will Ruin their Childhoods, So Let’s Stay Mediocre” Act
The Real Effort to Make Education Meaningful, Broadening, Enlightening, and Relevant Act (REMEMBER Act)
The “Politicians Who Say They’re in Favor of Education, But Just Not Paying For It” Accountability Act
The “Ignorance is Bliss, Don’t Worry Be Happy” Act
The “If You Think That Education Costs Too Much, Try Ignorance” Act
No Standardized Test Left Behind
Standardized Testing Company Federal Bailout Relief Act
The No Child Can Get Ahead Lest Anyone Be Left Behind Act
The Let’s All Feel Good While Solving Nothing Act
The Let The Only Kid Who Fails Hurt the School District Act
The Standardized Test Tampering Promotion Act
The “dumb it down” and fall behind Asia Act!
Replace Education with Testing Act
Out with Educational Philosophy Act
Teacher-Proof Micro-Education Act
Stunt Brain Development and Waste Lots of Money Act
No Administrator Left Behind
The “Yo, We Gotta Take Another Test” Act.
“Lets Boor the Shit Out of the Kids by Teaching for the Test Act”
“Republicans Against Free Thought in Education Act”. or just the “Republicans Against Public Education Act” for short.
How about “Let’s Gut the Public Education System so the Wealthy Won’t Have to Pay Poor Children to Learn Act”. or “If the Public Schools Fail We Can Justify the Voucher Act and Freely Teach Creationism Act, Act”
My best one is “Dampen Independent Thought In Education So the Class of 2012 Can Help Put the Republicans Back in the White House Act”
How about naming it for the letter sent to the parents of the kids who failed the test…
YO Child Left Behind
The Voucher-Readiness Act
The Teacher Held Hostage Act
The Self-Fulfilling Prophecy Act
The Consumers of Tomorrow Act
TESTES: The Educational Standardized Test Enforcement System.
Educating Our Future Act (EOFA)
Educating The Future Act (ETFA)
Bleed Teachers Personal Resources Dry While Walking Tightrope Blindfolded With Hair on Fire Act
The Eyes Down, Pencils Up Act.
The dumbasses of tomorrow act.
We learn gooder and bestest act.
Students and Teachers Understanding and Pursuing Intelligent Development. (S.T.U.P.I.D)
The I can’t learn so I’ll join the military act.
How about the no idiot, who probably has never actually read the act, left without his thumb where it shouldn’t be (behind) while children are actually being left behind act.
We should increase the physical education requirements for kids and rename it, “No Child With a Big Behind.”
We don’t want an education system that makes our schools palaces of learning that install the joy of gaining knowledge. That would cost too much. Remember taxes? We just want day care. So clearly, we should call it:
Day Care R Us Act
We Can’t Do It Better But We Can Do It Cheaper Act
How about ” All Children Are Created Equal Act”