April 22nd, 2008
09:00 AM ET
6 years ago

New regulations to be announced for No Child Left Behind

WASHINGTON (CNN) - The Bush administration will announce new regulations for its No Child Left Behind education program and propose a uniform graduation rate Tuesday, officials said.

The changes, to be announced by Education Secretary Margaret Spellings in Detroit, will "strengthen and improve" the No Child Left Behind law, deputy White House press secretary Scott Stanzel said.

He said the updates are a "follow on" to President Bush's comments in January, when he said that if Congress did not act this spring to update the law, the president would ask Spellings to strengthen it through administrative actions.

"She's done a lot of traveling around, talking to educators and policymakers about how to improve No Child Left Behind," explained Stanzel. "She's ... found consensus on several issues."

(Updated 12:03p to include new regulations)

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soundoff (41 Responses)
  1. david goldmen for OBAMA


    April 22, 2008 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  2. Sherylanne

    No Child Left Behind Act was and is the biggest mistake in education. I am a Teacher and I have first hand knowledge of this flaw.

    April 22, 2008 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  3. mimi de la cruz for OBAMA



    April 22, 2008 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
  4. 58 old white ladies for OBAMA


    April 22, 2008 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  5. Travis

    Hey Mr. Bush if you're not gonna increase the wages of teachers or increase the federal funding already allotted to Title I schools then save the paper that you are writing this flawed legislation down on. Because some poor kid surely needs it. Especially, since it is the poor that your legislation leaves behind just like your economic/energy policy. One has to be a republican to prosper under republican leadership and this is not "American" at all.

    April 22, 2008 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  6. Praetorian, Fort Myers

    Looks like our congress...as usual...is focusing it's attention on minutia while defering key legislation until November.

    They may go down in history as the least productive congress in our history. Glad to see the President isn't allowing them to make him a "lame duck" (even if he is a little lame).

    April 22, 2008 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
  7. John, Brooklyn, NY

    Actually...its not the standards that are so much the problem as the Bush administration's failure to fund it. Schools are more than happy to comply with the new standards if they actually had the resources to do so.

    April 22, 2008 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  8. White male for Obama

    (Canadian) NAFTA-gate: Olbermann slams Hillary for lying
    It was the Clintons campaign that contacted the Canadian government, but Obama's camp.

    April 22, 2008 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |
  9. Kathryn Irby - Metairie, LA

    Too little too late, Bush!

    April 22, 2008 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  10. HP Boston

    Some kind of joke? Yup shrub is a real tragedy to America, can't wait to leave him behind!
    Let him limp away to whimpville where is is destined to be painted the colors of the WORST president EVER!

    April 22, 2008 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  11. Brenda

    Even my boyfriend's 12 year understands that No Child Left Behind is a joke! Just yesterday he complained about not being taught, only trained to answer test questions.

    If a 12 year can get it, then why can't the President?

    April 22, 2008 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  12. Ian

    Hard to believe in this man's education platform when he spent his university years on cocaine.

    Ron Paul '08 – The only candidate determined to eliminate NCLB!!

    April 22, 2008 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  13. kenasia hendricks

    no child should be left behind is a great program and manys ways to get more ways started for more help for the helpless.

    April 22, 2008 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  14. paul

    Bumper sticker says it best:
    "No Child Left Behind is more like No School Left Standing."

    April 22, 2008 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  15. Erin

    "While we rape your coffers of their funds, we demand you work harder using less to cover more children"

    Yeah, the "No Child Left Behind" act is really heading toward success.


    April 22, 2008 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  16. Bridgette

    I don't have any children so I am not quite sure what the no child left behind is where can find info on that.

    April 22, 2008 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
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