Re: Teaching Methods For starters, the reason you gave for why SOME people are against NCLB is only a partial answer. It's not that some students just can't do well in school, it's that some students just don't learn in the same way. There are different types of intelligences. Some people are good at book learning. Some people are better at interactive learning. There are students (my older brother for example) who languish away in a classroom environment, but could re-wire a house in a work environment. So that's what he did. He joined the school's vo-tech program and won awards in electrical engineering, eventually going to RIT. That's why those students still go to school. They are entitled to an education regardless of how they learn. If they learn through vocational training, then that's what they get in addition to their content courses. That ties into the biggest complaint about NCLB. NCLB bases ALL the rating on standardized test scores. Special education students, vo-tech students, etc, just don't learn that way. Thus, a school might receive a failing score if they had a large population of people like my older brother. He did lousy on the SAT, but because of what he learned through other programs, he got money to go to a top tech school. How does that make sense?