Teachers Want Reform of Bush 'No Child Left Behind Law' June 02, 2004 | Teachers across the United States are speaking out in a new advertising campaign to call for reform of the Bush 'No Child Left Behind' law. The ads are being unveiled today by teachers and education advocates. Speaking from personal experience, my oldest son was held back even though he passed the year because he failed the stupid sss FCAT test. The following year he was trying hard and was making better grades, he started out with B's. When he failed the FCAT test this last year he gave up because he said it was pointless, they wouldn't let him pass even if he should so why bother. He is now going to repeat the same grade for the third time all due to this damn FCAT. This all came about because of Bush's "No child will be left behind plan". Thanks to his plan, my son is now being left behind. I just wanted to say Thanks Bush, wow, what a great idea you had. Pass the FCAT or be left behind. I'm wondering how many children will have to drop out of school before you get it. ~CandelLife http://www.qualityednow.org/press/release20040602.php The ads are sponsored by Communities for Quality Education (CQE), a new education advocacy group bridging the gap between those inside and outside the education community to develop a sound, workable education policy. The ads begin airing today in Florida, Ohio, Arizona, and Nevada. Last week, a new website review of education records released by CQE showed hundreds of Florida schools the state ranks as its best are now being labeled as failures under President Bush's No Child Left Behind law. It found 827 top-rated Florida schools have received conflicting ratings from the federal Department of Education. The findings of CQE's review of state and federal education records are available to the public on its website, www.qualityednow.org. The site also has copies of the new ads featuring the local teachers. On the site, local parents and teachers can share suggestions to make their public schools better and obtain more detailed information regarding which Florida 'A Grade' schools the federal government deems as failing.