Video NCLB Excerpts From Last Night's Debate
Thanks to DAD for recording and uploading these NCLB excerpts from last night's debate, which include Bill Richardson slamming the law for, among other things, taking money away from low-performing schools and districts (huh?), Joe Biden channeling Paul Wellstone and calling it a mistake, and Chris Dodd jumping in at the end to protect his buddy Ted by saying we should get NCLB right but not abandon it (NCLB: Scrap, Keep or Punt until 08?):
No Clinton or Obama or Edwards footage, alas.
Here's the video question that prompted these responses, which uses a whiteboard and some really bad heavy metal music to make its point:
Meanwhile, EdIn'08 again castigates the candidates for not focusing enough on education -- though perhaps their real beef is with CNN and YouTube for not airing enough education questions: "More questions were submitted about education than on any other issue. Like their Republican counterparts, the Democrats have given nothing but lip service - and not much at that - on education. Never have so many said so little about something that means so much. This is a dramatic failure of leadership...The candidates' failure to offer courageous and bold leadership on education is a failure for students throughout the country."