I did not "cave" to the WEA. I stood proudly with teachers and principles and voted against the unfairness of the NCLB federal law that stated (among other things) that teachers, principles and schools need to be evaluated by that which they have no control over - namely student test scores to continue getting 40 million dollars. It's like a dentist being evaluated by how many cavities their patients teeth have - its absurd. Teachers and principles need and want to be evaluated - but make it fair and useful to both teachers and principles. Not simply punitive to everyone and every child left behind. The Columbian extolls politicians to "Don't do stupid stuff". The wavier (that exempts the law from 48 other states and using student test scores on teacher evaluations) and the NCLB law IS stupid.