Friday, May 1, 2009

Herald-Leader Left Behind Again

If No Child Left Behind concentrated on newspapers rather than the achievement gaps in our public schools, the Lexington Herald-Leader would be the poster child for those left behind.

Not only does the paper inevitably gush about a bad plan by a few private groups to create their own, home-grown CATS scores for our now defunct public school assessment, but, buried at the end of the same news article the paper finally owns up to the writing instruction mess in our schools – only eight months after we started providing you the facts from the same federal NAEP tests that the newspaper just today has “discovered.”

Talk about redefining the meaning of the word “leader!”

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