This demonstrates 2 things:
1- That affirmative action, with which this practice is philosophically and morally congruent, is inherently racist.
2- That centralized command-and-control should have ended with the Soviet Union.
Make that 3 things:
3- That, with the sole exception of the war on terror, George Bush and Ted Kennedy (co-progenitors of NCLB) are indistinguishable in any politically significant way.