That is the title of this powerful post by fellow educational blogger David Ginsburg.

I want you to go read it, and pass it on.

To give you a sense, allow me to offer this selection, what David notes about the impact of NCLB for students of color in many American schools (and I apologize that my formatting is not exactly identical):

- cutting back writing (forget about the three Rs--in many schools there are now only two)

- using extrinsic motivators--from rewards to threats--to try to get students to do their best on a test

- deciding whether or not to expel delinquent students based on their likelihood to