I have a skeptical essay on the No Child Left Behind Act.

The No Child Left Behind Act reflects outmoded, paternalistic, industrial-age thinking on education. Its real name should be No Educrat Left Behind. What we need instead is bottom-up, consumer-driven reform that is aimed at reviving our capacity to educate ourselves.

For Discussion. What evidence do you see to support or contradict the contention that human capital is depreciating more rapidly now than in the past?