December 26, 2011 5:05 AM

Commentary: No Child Left Behind has turned schoolkids into commodities

Compared to modern school kids, I was a downright worthless student. I don’t mean worthless as a pejorative. (My father would have used a more colorful term to characterize my scholarly pursuits.) But worthless as a commodity. Us kids at Montrose Elementary School weren’t making anyone rich. Not like today’s pupils, particularly those in Florida, who’ve become valuable cogs in a burgeoning industry.

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