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Weighing Miller’s NCLB Proposal

By Alexander Russo — September 06, 2007 1 min read

Three different takes on how Cong. Miller’s proposal is going over. Compare and contrast:

‘No Child’ Loopholes Decried Washington Post
Should suburban schools that barely miss federal learning targets be allowed to escape penalties, while inner-city schools that never even hit the dart board are required to give free tutoring and let students transfer to better schools?

Secretary of Education Criticizes Proposal NYT
The education secretary criticized a Congressional proposal to soften provisions of the President’s Bush signature education law.

Spellings Criticizes No Child Proposals AP
The administration and congressional lawmakers agree on one key change. They want schools to measure the performance of individual students over time rather than comparing the scores of students in a certain grade to students in that grade the year before.

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