So then, CF, what you're saying is (and I don't want to put words in your mouth, so this is in the form of a question) we shouldn't be looking to NCLB for educational successes, but instead, to be happy that through the establishment of the program, GeoB publicly called attention to the educational system and that's it?? Because it seems to me from the name, that leaving no child behind would be in the area of academic achievement.
And, I don't know what conversation you and Kevin41 had, but that surplus sat where it was and was eventually spent by this president because the Congress would not allocate the money for any real necesary purposes (i.e. education, health, socical security, etc.). They sat on it until Bush could come and give it to the Iraqis!
(And, msprettygirl, we're past $200 billion now. The $85 was just the first installment.)