Edwards Promises NCLB Overhaul

September 21, 2007 1 min read

John Edwards’ presidential campaign said today that the former senator would “totally overhaul” NCLB.

“No Child Left Behind used cheap standardized tests to measure our children’s learning, failed to accurately identify struggling schools, and mandated unproven cookie-cutter solutions for our schools’ problems,” the campaign said in a paper outlining Mr. Edwards’ education platform.

Edwards would create a School Success Fund, which would sent teams of experienced educators into low-performing schools.

He also weighs in on the teacher pay debate, offering to pad the salaries of teachers in high-poverty schools. The teachers would get an extra $15,000 if their students perform well.

You can read more about the Edwards campaign’s education plan at Campaign K-12, Education Week’s new blog tracking campaign news.

A version of this news article first appeared in the NCLB: Act II blog.