Thursday, May 18, 2006

Send a message to the NCLB Commission: Erase NCLB

Time for a simple and direct message: erase NCLB. From author Debra Craig:
So Debra is asking that teachers, parents, or anyone who feels that No Child Left Behind is a mistake which needs to be erased from our public schools, to please send any kind of eraser to Governor Tommy Thompson. “It can be the standard pink eraser, pencils with erasers, pencil cap erasers, or chalkboard/white board erasers. My goal is that the commission receives one million erasers before they meet in front of Congress in early 2007.” Erasers should be sent to:

Governor Tommy Thompson
Commission on No Child Left Behind
One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 700
Washington, D.C. 20036

Debra is requesting that people who do email Governor Thompson erasers email Debra and tell her how many they sent. She wants to keep track of the total to see how close she comes to her goal of one million erasers.
Her website and her email is:
Debracraig ( at ) STOPNCLB (dot) org

Why Tommy Thompson? Because he said this:
Debra read an article online in the Hartford Courant which quoted one of the chairman, Governor Tommy Thompson as saying “Very few people say let’s scrap the law altogether. That’s a good sign.”
My biased opinion: a very good sign would be one million pink erasers in his mailbox.