There was an assembly for academic letter winners today during my Pre Calculus class. I had several students that had earned academic letters and were invited to the ceremony. So at 1 o’clock they were excused to leave and there were still quite a few of us left. One student looked back and saw that another student sitting by herself at a table.
Student: Aww look. You’re all by yourself. You wanna move up? (said half-jokingly)
Solo Student: No! (said with slight disdain)
Student: Hey- NCLB. You’ll never be left alone.
All I could do was laugh. It’s not often (ok… pretty much never) when a student refers to a specific law like that.
For all you non-teacher people… NCLB = No Child Left Behind.