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As With NCLB, So Goes ESSA

January 12, 2016 1 min read
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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.

A version of this article appeared in the January 13, 2016 edition of Education Week as As With NCLB, So Goes ESSA

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