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NCLB Making AYP, Says President

By Alexander Russo — June 26, 2007 1 min read
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While most of political Washington is up in arms about the VP declaring himself not a part of the executive branch, there are still education events on the calendar. As you can see, the President’s remarks at this one (video here) include the standard fare (yay, NCLB reauthorization, yay TIF and STEM). Perhaps the most dramatic claim in the President’s remarks was as follows: “During the most recent five-year period on record, nine-year-olds made more progress in reading than in the previous 28 years combined.” That one’s new to me, and a little hard to believe. Someone’s going to have to fact-check that one. As far as shows of force go, this one seems pretty weak. McKeon and Castle are mentioned, but no Miller or Kennedy. Even the First Lady, recently enlisted to help with reauthorization, couldn’t make it.

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