Educator and blogger Mercedes Schneider and Sam explore what No Child Left Behind has done to education, why punitive approaches to education fail, the myth of George W Bush’s success in Texas and the destructive myth of the “lazy” teacher and the absurd argument that money does not matter in Public Education and why new reforms may lessen the stakes of high stakes testing.
On The Fun Half: Why vouchers don’t work. The assault on Planned Parenthood continues and Mitch McConnell is a huge hypocrite. Malaysia gets a fake human rights upgrade to help make TPP happen. Smart ways to get Republicans to say even more stupid things. No one likes Chris Christie and he promises to ignore state laws on Marijuana when he is President (and we are amused). Donald Trump promises to tap Sarah Palin for a role in his Cabinet and its a smart move. Bernie Sanders leads the Republicans. Hillary Clinton’s pathetic answer on Keystone.