Could No Child Left Behind be history?
September 22nd, 2011
07:15 PM ET
11 years ago

Could No Child Left Behind be history?

Washington (CNN) - Ten years after the Bush administration's landmark attempt to revamp the nation's education system with the No Child Left Behind law, President Obama is poised to allow states to opt out of the heavily criticized guidelines.

Friday, President Obama will announce that his administration will begin reviewing state's applications to waive the No Child Left Behind requirements in return for tangible commitments to close achievement gaps.


Filed under: Education • George W. Bush • President Obama
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  1. d

    Yeah! teach and not just to tests! i wonder if our declining sat scores are due to the way teachers had to teach for the last 10 years

    September 22, 2011 08:29 pm at 8:29 pm |
  2. Tired of the nonsense

    If a child fails a class, then they have to repeat the class.

    No child left behind? Keep the name, but make certain it's simple. No child will be promoted unless they meet the minimum standard requirements. Only the minimum standard requirements need to be raised.

    Teachers teach at school, parents need to teach from home. If a kid is involved in a sport and fails a class, then they're not involved in the sport any longer. School needs to come first, extra-curricular comes second.

    September 22, 2011 08:45 pm at 8:45 pm |
  3. mk1

    Oh good God I hope so. The basic idea was great but the rules and regulations involved were totally unrealistic. The idea of accountability is great but standardized testing is the absolute worst way to achieve it. Hopefully with NCLB gone we can really start a concerted effort into improving our schools and keeping politics out of the process.

    September 22, 2011 08:56 pm at 8:56 pm |
  4. kat

    we can't afford to keep trying to bribe these kids and their families to make their kids stay in school. If they are too stupid to see the future.. Let them fall and cut off all welfare and gov. programs., won't take long they'll see if they want to eat and stay sheltered, they must succeed and earn their own way. People are so stupid. We sentence people to death and then feed and cloth them for 20 years and more before we actually execute them while their victims are dead and buried and we provide people with unemployment benefits for 99 months while if we cut it off at 18 months, they mysterically get a job then... cut off welfare, food stamps and other programs after a short time, and you'll see how fast people get a job. being hungry and homeless will make people think a lot different. They will not be laying on the couch... waiting for a check. while real Americans are out working they will be working and paying taxes, not just milking our system. We must get tough on fraud and abuse.

    September 23, 2011 01:37 am at 1:37 am |
  5. T'sah from Virginia

    ►Could No Child Left Behind be history?◄

    Actually, according to the debate last night on Fox and all of the "who can say the SAME THING best" crew, the Department of Education is history if any one of them get elected!!!! How can you allow the STATES to take care of education when NOT every state is the same $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$??? The same with Social Security – the “bunch”, minus I think MITTENS, also want the STATES to take over!

    Obama/Biden 2012

    September 23, 2011 06:34 am at 6:34 am |