Regarding “No child left behind,” and Denise Juneau’s complaints, the solution to her dissatisfaction with the program can be remedied very simply, and she touched upon it. Don’t take the federal funding.
It is almost as absurd to believe the federal government has any role whatsoever in the education of Montana’s children as it is to continue to feed off of those federal funds to hire consultants from every corner of the country who come in to tell us what is best for our children’s education.
Dismissing the consultants, nonprofits, and layers of administrators that increasingly come between the students and the classroom, teachers can cover the loss of these federal funds.
However, if this monetary loss seems to Juneau as something she can’t deal with, then she needs to zip it up because you have to dance for the piper if you are going to allow him to play the tune.