Dear Mr. President was a great, well thought out, intelligent song. In the line referring to "no child left behind", many do not understand the meaning of the "No child ...." Bush belief. It was an initiative designed with education being the vehicle in which all children would be served equally and have a rate of graduation and life long career success. It was not only unrealistic, but not achivible because of standards and lack of moral, political, and basic human value in which the children of many Americans have in place in their home. Teachers are one of, if not the most, underpaid professionals (4+years of college education) in our country. Many parents are comnsumed with their own personal needs and send children into public schools (free education) to have someone else educate, love, comfort, counsel, guide, raise, feed, and instill most values that are lacking in the home. Then, when problems arise, they cuss the teacher, the school, the system, and anyone directly responsible for trying to do what the parents couldn't or wouldn't do in the first place. So, Bush, in all his glory and intelligence, said "No child left behind" would fix education and ultimately all children. He said all children would have the same education, thus ALL children would graduate, regardless of any circumstance, personal hardship, IQ, etc., etc., etc., and everyone (in the US) would live in a place called Perfect. Well, there is no way that has, can, or will ever happen. It is a beautiful thought, but only an idiot would say or think that is realistic. Yes, everyone deserves and can recieve a kindergarten thru 12th (twelfth) grade education, thank God, but we are all different, try to achieve at different levels, and face different hurdles based on socio-economic status, values, area or regional habitation, and home life. The song hits home on every aspect of life, problem, circumstance, and so on that Bush should have addressed instead of patting himself on the back and leaving the US in the worst social, political, and economic tar pit in many, many, years!