Politicians Take Another Look at No Child Left Behind

Congress is also looking at the No Child Left Behind Education Law again this year. This is in response to persistent complaints from school administrators.

One big complaint is the annual deadlines, which punish schools that don't make what's considered adequate progress. School officials are also upset over requirements that require students with limited English ability or with learning disabilities to perform as well as their grade-level peers.

Both Democrats and Republicans said the law must be more flexible. They also point out that the law penalizes schools that miss achievement goals by only a little the same as those who fail by a lot.


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