Bush's famous attack on US schools disguised by the legislateese title, No Chilluns Behinds Left Behind, has caused some lily white sub-urban schools to fall afoul of the benchmarks for success.
When sub-urban parents are miffed they call the congress people that they have in their back pockets and demand change. When urban and country folk are mistreated they chalk it up to the way things work in America.
Bush got his Secretary of Spelling on the matter and presto-change-o an exemption for the sub-urbanites appeared out of the white house hat along with the white rabbit for white sub-urbanites. Secretary of Spelling made it clear that poor people's schools will still have their child's behind spanked by the worst president ever's worst legislation ever. That is, unless you count Bush policy of "bomb every Iraqi child's ass back to the stone age Freedom Initiative".
Worse than country and urban US children, these kiddies have been free from food, clothing, education, electricity and feelings of safety and security since the neo-con invasion of their oppressed land where under Sadam Hussein, they ate more, drank more, learned more and had more electric lights.
As to whether they feared more most say:" It's about the same..."