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Entenza criticizes "No Child Left Behind" during Rochester visit

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(KAAL) -- Minnesota house DFL [Democratic-Farmer-Labor] leader Matt Entenza, along with local DFL representatives Tina Liebling and Andy Welti criticized "No Child Left Behind" this morning in Rochester.

Entenza says the whole program should be thrown out.

"I trust the school board in Rochester and the superintendent and the teachers to understand they need to constantly understand they need to do better. But labeling entire schools - that's the big issue and I think we need to junk Leave No Child behind."

The federal government's education program released school's test scores and report cards last week.

Despite improvements, some local schools were cited for "needing improvement".

"The philosophy behind it is to improve the education experience for all students, and as a nation that's very important, but we need to fix it. There are some implementation areas we need to address, but I'm not one to say throw the whole thing out," says Jerry Williams, RPSD Superintendent.

— Matt Entenza


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