I have yet to meet someone that is against the core premise of NCLB: that existing achievement gaps need to be closed and that schools should, and could, do much more when it comes to the academic achievement of traditionally-underserved student groups. In other words, everyone seems to agree that ‘no child should be left behind.’ The discontent instead stems from the way that NCLB has been implemented.
Following this reasoning, I'd also agree with the "core premise" of everything the Bush administration has done.
I'm in favor of better Medicare policy, I just disagree with the implementation. I'm in favor of peace and democracy in the Middle East, I just disagree with the implementation. I'm in favor of the principle of executive privilege, I just don't like it when the White House deletes 5 million emails. I'm in favor of federal funding for stem cell research, I just don't agree with the implementation. Etc., etc., ad nauseum.