NASET News Alert

Bipartisan Commission to Take a "Hard Independent Look" at No Child Left Behind

February 15, 2006


Due to the controversial issues,numerous  complaints, and varied concerns from administrators, teachers, and parents about President Bush's No Child Left Behind (NCLB) education reform plan, a bipartisan commission is being created to take a "hard, independent look" at the law's  goals, promises, and conflicts.  According to a 77-page report from the National Conference of State Legislatures, "Under N.C.L.B., the federal government's role has become excessively intrusive in the day-to-day operations of public education."
 
On Tuesday, February 21, 2006, the Commission to do this "hard independent look" on NCLB  will be announced.  This Commission will visit various cities throughout the United States holding public hearings and roundtables.  The Commission will continue its work over the next several months, ending in September 2006 in Washington D.C.  The members of the Commission will then be charged with making recommendations to the Legislative branch of government (Congress) prior to the expected renewal date of NCLB in 2007.
 
For more information on this issue, visit:
 
http://www.ncsl.org/programs/press/grasscatcher.htm, or

http://www.4csba.org/2-24%20nclb%20article.htm, or

http://www.usatoday.com/news/education/2006-02-13-education-panel_x.htm



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