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Don't Leave 'No Child' Act Behind

Ohanian Comment: It is both interesting and dispiriting to see how strongly newspaper editorial pages support NCLB. Editors don't seem to read the stories researched by their own reporters, but instead they buy into the deceptive rhetoric of the corporate politicos. This claptrap, insulting everybody who disagrees with NCLB, could have been written by Spellings. Herself.

It comes as no surprise to see the U. S. Department of Education immediately sent out excerpts of this editorial to their e-mail lists.


This September, all states must have in place the basic requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act, President Bush's signature education reform law, which was passed with bipartisan support four years ago.

Nationwide, students must start to be tested in reading and math annually from grades 3 through 8, and tested once in grades 10 through 12. And by 2014, all students in schools receiving federal funds must pass these standardized tests. . . .

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Christian Science Monitor


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