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Video: Bringing Down the Schoolhouse

By Ed O'Keefe

Just wanted to make sure you saw this neat video of workers dismantling the (almost iconic?) red schoolhouse outside Department of Education headquarters in Washington.

As The Post's education reporter Maria Glod reports today, "The Obama administration has made clear that it is putting its own stamp on education reform. That will mean a new name and image for a law that has grown unpopular with many teachers and suburban parents [No Child Left Behind], even though it was enacted with bipartisan support in Congress."

"No Child logos on the Education Department elevators are being stripped. Official correspondence to states now refers to the law's original name, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965.

"On Saturday in a steady rain, construction workers pulled down the schoolhouse and its No Child Left Behind sign. Instead, photos of students, from preschool to college age, are going up on 44 ground-floor windows, forming an exhibit that can be seen from outside. There are images of young people reading, attending science class and playing basketball."

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By Ed O'Keefe  | June 23, 2009; 10:30 AM ET
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Comments

It's amazing the kind of shi - - stuff the Bushies found to waste money on.

Little wonder the national debt ceiling had to be overridden and raised 6 times during his terms of office.

Posted by: lquarton | June 23, 2009 11:41 PM | Report abuse

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