The folks I know in the education space, including some teachers, a few policy makers, and the higher-ups at a couple of for-profit institutions, have pissed and moaned about the Bush Administration’s No Child Left Behind program. I’ve heard funding is the big issue, but I can’t opine on the matter myself, as education just isn’t my “business.” But I see a covert signs that NCLB is actually working.
The Administration has been intercepting phone calls of people they say are terrorist-related. The National Security Agency has been doing the dirty work. Meanwhile, the NSA has also developed a program to identify the next generation of high-end surveillance personal – the codename….CryptoKids.
Maybe that’s where all the funding for education is going.