Thursday, January 20, 2005

Bush Child Left Behind


FIRST, Jenna Bush was going to teach poor kids in Harlem.

Then, after Harlem didn't welcome her with open arms, she decided she was going to teach poor kids at a Washington, D.C., charter school.

Then important news broke: Jenna would wear a Badgley Mischka dress at dad's inaugural ball.

But what about that teaching job? How's that going?

The Washington Post's Reliable Source says not so well.

The White House has been mum on Jenna's job search (odd since they're usually so forthcoming), but the Post believes Jenna has started work not as a teacher, but as a teacher's aide because she doesn't have the qualifications necessary to take over a classroom under the stringent requirements of No Child Left Behind.

(Who knew when dad signed it into law in 2002, the child being left behind would be his own daughter?)