There will always be those who argue against this kind of bill, seeing it reinforcing a "quota system," arguing that schools and testing always finds the "best of the best." There are problems with this kind of conclusion that assume that all schools are equal, and that all students receive the same education with the same resources. They do not. People assume that students rise to the top based solely on merit. They do not. Parental support, tutors, but most importantly, being born in the right zip code/right district determines your future. The assumptions people make do not examine our district-driven school system, where zip codes with the highest tax revenues send those revenues to their schools, and their children get quality education. Not everyone is lucky enough to be born to middle class to wealthy parents, who may have the resources to move their children to areas with excellent schools, or to tap into an inheritance, a higher wage paying job (which usually don't go equally to every race and creed), and to give their children the best. On its face, there doesn't seem to be anything wrong with wanting your children to have advantages others do not, but when we look at this another way, every advantage given to your child in a system where resources and revenue is limited means that a child elsewhere does without, shares a school book, doesn't have access to an iPad, has teachers who may care just as much about their job, but are paid at rates that force them to take on a second or third part time job to pay back student loans. What this results in is resentment, tired teachers, burnt out and leaving the profession because they aren't supported. If a child isn't given the baseline skills early, and kept at their grade level, they are more likely to act out, more likely to lag behind, more likely to become a problem, get suspended, expelled, and then wind up in the justice system or as low-grade canon-fodder in our military, unable to achieve rank because they lack the skill set. Schools and states have had ample opportunities to do something about this inequity, but for some reason in this country, organizations seems to less frequently do the right thing because they should, and are more likely to do the right thing if they are compelled, either by protest or suit. I'm glad this bill passed but I'm sure the Senate will let this sit in Mitch's graveyard along with the assistance for families foundering and ready to go under from the economic impact of COVID-19.