Tuesday, February 02, 2010

He Can't Even Bring Himself To Call It The No Child Left Behind Act

On several occasions I've heard the President refer to NCLB as the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, its pre-Bush, pre-Ted-Kennedy title. The NYT, for what it's worth, reports on Administration proposals to modify the law:

The Obama administration is proposing a sweeping overhaul of President Bush’s signature education law, No Child Left Behind, and will call for broad changes in how schools are judged to be succeeding or failing, as well as for the elimination of the law’s 2014 deadline for bringing every American child to academic proficiency.

Educators who have been briefed by administration officials said the proposals for changes in the main law governing the federal role in public schools would eliminate or rework many of the provisions that teachers’ unions, associations of principals, school boards and other groups have found most objectionable.

Yet the administration is not planning to abandon the law’s commitments to closing the achievement gap between minority and white students and to encouraging teacher quality.

So even the NYT acknowledges there was something good in the law? I'm sure they'd say that that part was written in by Kennedy :-)

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