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New York Times: Obama Calls for Major Change in Education Law

The Obama administration on Saturday called for a broad overhaul of President George W. Bush’s No Child Left Behind law, proposing to reshape divisive provisions that encouraged instructors to teach to tests, narrowed the curriculum, and labeled one in three American schools as failing.

By announcing that he would send his education blueprint to Congress on Monday, President Obama returned to a campaign promise to repair the sprawling federal law, which affects each of the nation’s nearly 100,000 public schools. His plan strikes a careful balance, retaining some key features of the Bush-era law, including its requirement for annual reading and math tests, while proposing far-reaching changes.

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  1. Amy Wilkins, vice president at Education Trust, says the administration’s new plan could reward only the top 10% of schools and call for action at the bottom, while ignoring all the schools in between. “You can’t say we’re going to get all kids college ready and ignore 85% of the schools.

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