I was amused by this thought, but couldn’t quite find a way to fit it into the thread that inspired it, so it gets its own thread.
The Geneva Convention states (in part):
Article 33. No protected person may be punished for an offense he or she has not personally committed. Collective penalties and likewise all measures of intimidation or of terrorism are prohibited.
Pillage is prohibited.
Reprisals against protected persons and their property are prohibited.
Under NCLB if a school doesn’t meet “adequate yearly progress” (AYP) each year then a series of punishments kicks in.
The entire school is punished for the actions (failures) of a few children. Depending on the demographic make up of the school it can be as few as five kids failing causing the entire school to fail to meet AYP.
Schools are constantly being intimidated and told that they need to meet AYP or else.
If a school fails AYP students are able to transfer to another school, and the better teachers leave.
Having a failing school can cause property values to drop.
NCLB violates every single sentence in this section of the Geneva Convention.
Should the USA be tried for violating the human rights of its schoolchildren?