Delegates Vote For NCLB Repeal

By Vaishali Honawar — July 13, 2008 1 min read
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Will the two national teachers’ unions never get on the same page, even with NCLB, which both dislike?

Just this month, the NEA finally appeared to have come around to the idea that it should work to improve the No Child Left Behind law, rather than oppose it completely. But even as it released a list of suggestions to improve the law, the AFT—which a number of years ago released its recommendations for improving NCLB—has gone and declared that it wants the current version of the law thrown out the window.

Delegates voted this morning, with no arguments against, to support the repeal of NCLB after efforts to “radically reform” it have failed. The resolution says that instead, the AFT should develop a proposal that builds on the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

Here we go again.

A version of this news article first appeared in the NEA & AFT: Live From the Conventions blog.