Seemingly unswayed by the tragic events of this month's hurricane and the damage done to families and children left homeless by her team's incompetence, the Secretary of Education held firm to her rigid course, insisting that all schools meet AYP no matter how many refugees they allow to enter their doors.
Consistent with NCLB's stress upon inflexible standards that weigh especially heavily upon the poor and the disadvantaged, the Education Empress was quoted on NPR as saying, "I don't want to write off the academic year for these children." Click here for the NPR interview.
"Race On to Get Young Storm Victims into School"
by Claudio Sanchez
Weekend Edition - Sunday, September 4, 2005