Obama Leaves NCLB Behind in Swing State

May 15, 2008 1 min read

I’m at Ed in ‘08’s blogger summit today. In that spirit, I want to comment on one NCLB issue on the campaign trail.

Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., is spending time visiting states that will be vital for the Democratic nominee to win. In his speech in Missouri on Tuesday, Obama criticized President Bush’s policies on the Iraq war, taxes, health care, and trade. He told the audience that Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., is “running for George Bush’s third term in office” and would continue those “failed policies of the past.”

What he didn’t mention was NCLB. Is that a slight oversight or a signal that he’ll back down from the anti-NCLB rhetoric he voiced in primary states?

Watch the speech yourself in two YouTube installments below.

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