Spellings to push for No Child Left Behind changes

Jan. 10, 2008
Education secretary says improvements to the law can't wait

With about a year left in office, U.S. Education Secretary Margaret Spellings says she plans to use her executive authority to push through changes to the No Child Left Behind law that have stalled in Congress. She says the changes can't wait for congressional action or a new administration.
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EARLIER: President Bush is urging Congress to revive a stalled effort to reauthorize the No Child Left Behind law before he leaves office, but he pledges to veto any bill that "weakens the accountability" measures at the core of one of the law. Observers say that as attention is focused on presidential politics, chances for action in Congress are dimming. If the law is not reauthorized, it will remain in effect as is.
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RELATED: A federal appeals court in Cincinnati has revived a legal challenge to the federal No Child Left Behind education law, saying that school districts have been justified in complaining that the law required them to pay for testing and other programs without providing sufficient federal money.
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ALSO: Education Secretary Margaret Spellings comments about No Child Left Behind while visiting Illinois with President Bush.
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U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts says he wants to correct what he sees as the flaws in the No Child Left Behind education reform. He says many elements of the reforms have produced encouraging progress and they deserve to be supported. But, other aspects of the law have not been satisfactory, and some have been failures. These must be changed, he says.
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