Mark Mayo, former Diamond R-4 superintendent, and the new superintendent in Marshfield, is interviewed on the Springfield Business Journal website:
We’re in a standards-based educational environment now, and I have no problem with that. I think there needs to be standards and … we need to strive to achieve them. But I think the standards that have been established by the No Child Left Behind law are not practical, and they haven’t been given enough thought. It’s going to be difficult for any school in any state to fully comply with those over the long term. … The standards keep increasing every year until 2014, and it’s only going to get more difficult and more impractical to deal with.