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NBC Blames Bush for 'Broken System' of Education, No Mention of Obama

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<p><em>More in the <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/kyle-drennen/2014/03/26/nbc-blames-bush-br…; target="_blank">cross-post</a> on the MRC's NewsBusters blog. </em></p><p>Introducing a story on Wednesday's NBC <em>Today</em>, co-host Matt Lauer touted the <em>Washington Post</em> publishing the <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2014/03/23/kinderga…; target="_blank">resignation letter</a> of Massachusetts kindergarten teacher Suzi Sluyter, who decided to quit her job after being "frustrated by what she says is too much emphasis on test scores and testing instead of the kids themselves."<br /><br />In the report that followed – amid clips of Sluyter reciting her letter on camera – correspondent Ron Mott declared: "A sobering assessment about standardized tests, how children are damaged by what she calls a broken system more focused on scoring them." He soon found who to blame: <strong>"When President George W. Bush signed No Child Left Behind into law in 2002, supporters applauded the sweeping reform for holding schools and teachers accountable for student performance. But it wasn't long before complaints surfaced."</strong></p>

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