Now, I’m not a school teacher and I know that those of you that are teachers definitely know a lot more about the ins and outs of “No Child Left Behind” than I do and by making this post, I’m certainly not claiming that I am expert on the act. I do know that there seem to be many problems with it. I love being involved in a denomination that takes an interest in social, political, and justice issues as well as discipleship, spiritual, moral, and ethical matters.
That is why I read this article from the PCUSA site with great interest. I went looking for the article in the wake of the State of the Union address last night.
Here is a link to the “Ten Moral Concerns of No Child Left Behind.”
As Presbyterians, we believe that “an education of high quality for all children is an obligation of society and indispensable to the political and economic health of our democracy,” and that “we are called to respond in every possible way with measures that seek to evidence love and justice in the education of children and youth.”
— A Call to Church Involvement in the Renewal of Public Education (199th General Assembly, 1987)