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Obama Rolls Back Bush's No Child Left Behind Law

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Today, President Barack Obama said that since congress has been unable to act, to "fix"  No Child Left Behind-- he will act. He'll change education to reflect the approach that his administration, led by Arne Duncan, has used to get states to become more innovative with education. 

States will not be able to lower standards or escape accountability. 

States will have to have higher standards, more honest standards. 

Obama cites a school where every student went to college, but because it did not adhere to No Child Left Behind, it was labeled a failure. 

Will be able to focus on teaching and learning in his district instead of focusing on bureaucratic mandates from washington... 

We can't let another generation of young people fall behind because we didn't have the courage to recognize what doesn't work, admit it and replace it with something that does. We've got to act now and harness all the good ideas coming out of our states, out of our schools. We can't be tied up with ideology, we can't be worried about partisanship. We need to figure out what works and hold ourselves to those high standards, because now's the time to give to our students the skills they need to compete in this global economy. 

Obama Announces Change from No Child Left Behind


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Rob, I am not sure if this, "We can't let another ... by E. T. SIMON on Friday, Sep 23, 2011 at 11:20:02 AM
I totally agree with you Rob. Education in America... by Howard Schneider on Friday, Sep 23, 2011 at 11:32:47 AM
The basic problem is that No Child Left Behind did... by Disillusionist on Friday, Sep 23, 2011 at 5:59:17 PM
Arne Duncan is not the only non-effective appointe... by Dennis Kaiser on Saturday, Sep 24, 2011 at 5:30:55 AM
is an abomination created specifically to rob fund... by Michael Shaw on Saturday, Sep 24, 2011 at 7:22:30 AM
I don't know about other states but Colorado is pu... by John Shriver on Saturday, Sep 24, 2011 at 10:24:36 AM
Wall Street speculators are betting big on it. Onc... by Michael Shaw on Saturday, Sep 24, 2011 at 3:35:19 PM
"[One of] Bush's deceptive initiatives was his so-... by E. J. N. on Saturday, Sep 24, 2011 at 7:37:52 PM
" President Barack Obama said that since cong... by Rixar13 on Tuesday, Oct 4, 2011 at 9:33:26 AM
" President Barack Obama said that since congress ... by Rixar13 on Tuesday, Oct 4, 2011 at 9:33:47 AM