Bush’s School Agenda Will Get a 2nd Term
President to Push for Expanded Accountability in High School
President Bush will enter his second term with a range of campaign plans on education, from expanded testing demands to new cash awards for effective teachers, only some of which are likely to become law. But one thing is clear: The controversial No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, his signature initiative for schools, is here to stay.
After winning a tight election race with 51 percent of the popular vote, compared with 48 percent for his Democratic challenger, Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts, the president reiterated his commitment to education in a Nov. 4 press conference.
“We must continue the work of education reform, to bring high standards and accountability not just to our elementary and secondary schools, but to our high schools,...
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