I saw a guy on the today show this morning...a completely dedicated teacher who incorporated Shakespeare and music into his curriculum to reach kids who had lagged behind their peers because their parents were immigrants and had yet to master English. He financed some of his special projects with his own money for years until he gained some backing from former students who had succeeded, as well as a famous actor, namely Sir Ian McKellan. Finally the interviewer asked the question I had in the back of my mind the whole time--what was his annual income? The answer? Less than 50,000 a year. No child left behind? It'a a commitment, not a political stance.