Wednesday, January 18, 2006

No Teeth, No Problem!

Kentucky's House Education Committee has just passed HB 51, the No Pass, No Drive bill. This is merely a waste of time pretend education reform. Remember, this law was supposed to lower dropout rates. While it was in effect from 1990 to 2003, the dropout rate was unchanged. Students who saw their licenses suspended for dropping out kept driving in large numbers. When they were caught, they went to court to prove hardship required them to keep driving despite the law. There are real things we can do to improve our schools, like suspending the Carnegie unit. This foolishness shouldn't even be under consideration.