EdSec Spellings is giving a little speech this morning to business leaders and talking to reporters about where things go next (with Miller and McKeon expected to be there as well). She’s trying to bolster the notion that NCLB’s goals are achievable -- seven years is a long way off, she says, and state standards aren’t that high. Making the law more flexible shouldn’t dilute it too much -- or make it too complicated. Delaying reauthorization means no changes to the current law, and no increase in funding. “Grade-level learning is not too much to ask,” says Spellings. And she calls out various proposals (not by name) for reducing tutoring or miraculously making most state schools adequate.
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