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The President Speaks

Do you remember the No Child Left Behind Act? I think that's the model I'd look at if I were you. It is a - I laid out an agenda for reforming our public schools. I worked with both Republicans and Democrats to get that bill passed. In a new term, we'll continue to make sure we do not weaken the accountability standards that are making a huge difference in people's lives, in these kids' lives. But that's the model I'd look at if I were you.

. . . .The education issue is one that could move pretty quickly because there's been a lot of discussion about education. You know, it's an issue that the members are used to debating and discussing.

--news conference
November 4, 2004

— George W. Bush
New York Times
Transcript of President Bush's News Conference




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