Here is an article in ProjectCensored.org about NCLB and millions being made by profiteers when schools are struggling without proper funding. Neil Bush (you know, the one involved in the Saving & Loan scandel who would have been put in prison if his daddy hadn't been Pres #41) is one of the profiteers making millions from NCLB. Bill Bennett (the bloated one always on TV talking sanctimoniously about morality) has also profited handsomely from NCLB.
"While the Business Roundtable maintains that the high-stakes tests administered nationwide hold schools accountable to “Adequate Yearly Progress,” NCLB has instead benefited the testing industry in the amount of between $1.9 and $5.3 billion a year. NCLB requires states to produce “interpretive, descriptive, and diagnostic reports,” all of which are provided at a price by members of the industry. Among these are the top four or five players in the textbook market, including the Big Three—McGraw-Hill, Houghton-Mifflin, and Harcourt General—who have, since the passage of NCLB, come to dominate the testing market. Identified by Wall Street analysts in the wake of the 2000 election as “Bush stocks,” all three represent owners like Harold McGraw III, who has longstanding ties to the Bush administration and the lobbying efforts of Sandy Kress.
Other Kress clients, including Ignite! Learning, a company headed by Neil Bush, and K12 Inc., a for-profit enterprise owned by Bill Bennett, tailored themselves to vie for NCLB dollars."
Just imagine if all those billions had actually gone to improve the schools, and not to fatten the wallets of a few profiteers.