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That Darn “No Child Left Behind” Testing Stuff

Congress is busy working on leaving “No Child Left Behind” behind. Teachers hate that “teaching to the test” stuff, so I drew this today.
134905 600 That Darn No Child Left Behind Testing Stuff cartoons

The Bush era law mandated that all school kids should be reading and doing math at their grade level by now – well, that won’t happen – the solution?  Throw out the law requiring such crazy stuff.  But keep all the crazy testing.  hmm.  I draw something like this every couple of years when this topic gets hot, as it does bi-annually.  Here’s a nice one on standardized testing and employment that I drew back in 2007.

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Things don’t change much.  President Bush just loved the standardized testing.  I drew this when “No Child Left Behind” passed …

36736 600 That Darn No Child Left Behind Testing Stuff cartoons

Obama and his Education Secretary, Arne Duncan, love standardized testing just as much as George W. Bush.

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We’ll surely get rid of “No Child Left Behind” but we won’t be rid of standardized testing.  The more things change, the more they stay the same.  I suppose I’ll draw this again in a couple of years.

Congress is busy working on leaving “No Child Left Behind” behind. Teachers hate that “teaching to the test” stuff, so I drew this today.
134905 600 That Darn No Child Left Behind Testing Stuff cartoons

The Bush era law mandated that all school kids should be reading and doing math at their grade level by now – well, that won’t happen – the solution?  Throw out the law requiring such crazy stuff.  But keep all the crazy testing.  hmm.  I draw something like this every couple of years when this topic gets hot, as it does bi-annually.  Here’s a nice one on standardized testing and employment that I drew back in 2007.

36891 600 That Darn No Child Left Behind Testing Stuff cartoons

Things don’t change much.  President Bush just loved the standardized testing.  I drew this when “No Child Left Behind” passed …

36736 600 That Darn No Child Left Behind Testing Stuff cartoons

Obama and his Education Secretary, Arne Duncan, love standardized testing just as much as George W. Bush.

82378 600 That Darn No Child Left Behind Testing Stuff cartoons

We’ll surely get rid of “No Child Left Behind” but we won’t be rid of standardized testing.  The more things change, the more they stay the same.  I suppose I’ll draw this again in a couple of years.

By Daryl Cagle

Daryl Cagle is the founder and owner of Cagle Cartoons, Inc. He is one of the most widely published editorial cartoonists and is also the editor of The Cagle Post.