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Bush Education Policy Leaving Behind Vital Subjects

A front-page article in The New York Times March 26 entitled "Schools Cut Back Subjects to Push Reading and Math" addressed the issues inherent in NCLB. According to author Sam Dillon, thousands of schools around the country are reacting to NCLB, and the results are not pretty.

Thomas Sobol, an education professor at Columbia Teachers College and a former New York State education commissioner summed up this issue perfectly in Mr. Dillon's article: "Only two subjects? What a sadness. That's like a violin student who's only permitted to play scales, nothing else, day after day, scales, scales, scales. They'd lose their zest for music."

This article, written by Emily Friedman, appeared in the March 28th, 2006 publication of The Badger Herald.

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