<< I think one right-wing objection is that all those "crazy liberals" will
writing the standards. The other (more legitimate) one might be that the
goal is mediocrity for everyone, rather than a bell curve type of result. >>
I guess we all have our own "boogy monsters", both right and left! I
daresay, however, that no-one has a "goal" of mediocrity for everyone. But
then again, what we have now is less than mediocrity for everyone!