WASHINGTON -- Decrying the state of American education, President Obama on Friday said states will get unprecedented freedom to waive basic elements of the sweeping Bush-era No Child Left Behind law, calling it an admirable but flawed effort that has hurt students instead of helping them.
Obama's announcement could fundamentally affect the education of tens of millions of children. It will allow states to scrap the requirement that all children must show they are proficient in reading and math by 2014 -- a cornerstone of the law -- if states meet conditions designed to better prepare and test students.
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by Georgiakevin 9 years ago
When "No Child Will Be Left behind " began I was invited to several meetings. The main speakers said that education should be like private industry. It was also said that Japan & Germany were leaving us far behind. We were told that educators focus should be on getting all children in...
by Stacie L 7 years ago
Majority of states lining up to ditch No Child Left BehindEducators say Bush-era law leads to counterproductive 'teaching to the test'States are lining up to drop out of No Child Left Behind, the education initiative that was promoted as a historic achievement of the Bush administration.Since...
by JamesPoppell 6 years ago
Is the White House doing making the right decision with no child left behind?Yesterday, the Obama administration announced that 10 states were getting waivers for the no child left behind act of 2002, citing the goal of getting all children up to par with math and reading by 2014 is unattainable....
by Stacie L 6 years ago
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by LaDena Campbell 6 years ago
No Child Left Behind is now ten years old. What are your feelings about NCLB?No Child Left Behind had good intentions. After ten years what are your thoughts and feelings about the success (or lack of) of NCLB?
by Eric Dierker 5 years ago
Here is the address and first words from this Fox News article:http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/12/05/te … d-lessons-little-more-than-scripts-to-read/Some of the biggest critics of new lesson plans aligned with the national Common Core standards are the people charged with teaching them.A...
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