Well, paint me green and call me Gumby! Who could have predicted that No Child Left Behind’s emphasis on standardized test scores—and tying financial rewards to those scores—would result in widespread and rampant cheating by teachers and administrators?
Genius…pure genius. Of course, the smart people who came up with NCLB won’t have to fix the mess they’ve created. But then again, that’s true for most unintended consequences created by well-meaning but short-sighted legislation.