Will Obama Improve No Child Left Behind?

Over the last few years there has been hundreds of discussions among educators concerning the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Law. The one size fits all law has had its share of detractors. It will be interesting to see if there is any way for compromise legislation to make it through these days.
clipped from www.bloomberg.com

Obama to Reiterate His Call to Overhaul Bush’s `No Child Left Behind’ Law
President Barack Obama will
reiterate today at a school in Virginia his call to overhaul the
sweeping education legislation enacted by his predecessor.
Obama wants to replace former President George W. Bush’s
“No Child Left Behind” with a new plan for tracking student
progress and teacher training.
“We need to fix this law now,” Arne Duncan, the secretary
of the Department of Education, told reporters on a conference
call yesterday. “We want to create a new law that is fair,
flexible and focused on the schools and students most at risk.”
Duncan said current legislation is too punitive and “one-
size-fits-all,” and that new legislation is needed to provide
proper incentive to schools and teachers to prepare students for
college and careers.
Obama is involved in a series of speeches around the
country concerning the importance of education in assisting the U.S. economy to compete with other nations.

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