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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Bipartisan Change to “No Child Left Behind” Emerges

“Hailing it as a bipartisan breakthrough, Sen. Tom Harkin on Tuesday unveiled his long-awaited education reform package, a wide-ranging bill that in many ways reduces the federal government’s involvement in local districts and state education systems. The move is the final shoe to drop on education reform. The White House, a small group of Senate Republicans and the House GOP have all released their blueprints, and much work remains for lawmakers who hope to craft a grand compromise to replace the decade-old No Child Left Behind law passed under President George W. Bush.” (Washington Times)

What about the moves toward a national curriculum?

FEE Timely Classic
“Coming Soon: The Federal Department of Standardized Minds” by Neal McCluskey