After reading chapter 6, NCLB: Measure and Punish, from Diane Ravitch’s novel, The Death And Life Of The Great American School System; How Testing And Choices Are Undermining Education, I question the validity of NCLB. Ravitch tells us that NCLB was put in place to raise test scores in math and reading to 100% proficiency in all schools through out America by 2014. NCLB includes children with intellectual disabilities and English language learners. Schools that fail meet these standards by 2014 will be privatized. These standards seem extremely unfair to me as they do not account for individual needs and put more emphasis on testing than actual curriculum. I just wonder, will our public schools really be privatized in 2014 or is there a way to avoid it? If our public schools do become privatized does this mean more inequality for those who cannot afford private schools?