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 â€œan education of high quality for all children is an obligation of society and indispensable to the political and economic health of our democracy,â€ and that â€œwe are called to respond in every possible way with measures that seek to evidence love and justice in the education of children and youth.â€
â€” A Call to Church Involvement in the Renewal of Public Education (199th General Assembly, 1987)