In 2001, we had the national No Child Left Behind program. Now we have the Perdue version, complete with a football analogy.

“Imagine in football if one team made a first down in 7 yards and the other in 10 yards. That’s not fair,” AFT President Randi Weingarten said.

Now that’s a comment on which schools are academic successes and the biggest source of alumni support. If only Bush had used a few football terms back in 2001, we’d have really good ‘educationable’ programs.

Just so the few who can read don’t miss the irony here. Perdue wants to give up local control of schools and put a ‘national’ policy in place. After gutting a few thousand teachers and letting the rest try to work with their necks on the chopping block.