What kind of Big Media uproar would there be if a Republican president was ending the Big Government educational program of a Democrat president? Why, he would be throwing America's children under the bus.
Yet, here is Mr. Obama liquidating the "No Child Left Behind" law created, with bipartisan yapping from no less than former Senator Ted Kennedy, to get all children to prescribed levels of proficiency in math and reading by 2014. Now it appears that the 2014 deadline is unrealistic. So why don't all other libby programs with unrealistic deadlines and bizarre goals get the axe, too? We are left only with dreams.
I would like to high-five the president and slap him on the back for ending a government overreach program, but I know better. I entertain no such false hopes. Big Brother will still be slapping Big Education around to ensure compliance with the latest libby no-baked idea.
For now, though, no child left behind will be left behind.