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NCLB claiming more schools

It was disappointing that more area schools, including 14 more in the Wichita school district, failed to meet their No Child Left Behind annual progress standards. But it wasn't surprising. As the NCLB standards keep rising toward the statistically impossible mandate of 100 percent proficiency in reading and math by 2014, more and more schools will miss their annual targets — including high-performing schools. Administrators, teachers, parents and students need to work hard to raise achievement. But failing to meet an impossible standard doesn't mean that schools are failing.