As With NCLB, So Goes ESSA

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To the Editor:

A comment on Common Core State Standards critic Susan Ohanian's well-known 2006 quote about the old education law, the No Child Left Behind Act:

When Congress passes

No Child Left Unfed,

No Child Without Health Care, and

No Child Left Homeless,

Then we can talk seriously about

No Child Left Behind.

I offer an updated version as a comment on the new education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act:

When Congress passes

Every Student Is Well-Fed,

Every Student Has Proper Health Care, and

No Student Is Left Homeless,

Then we can talk seriously about

"Every Student Succeeds."

Stephen Krashen
Professor Emeritus
Rossier School of Education
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, Calif.

Vol. 35, Issue 17, Page 27

Published in Print: January 13, 2016, as As With NCLB, So Goes ESSA
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