Obama's push for No Child Left Behind

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    Washington (CNN) -- By the time students return to school next fall, President Obama wants Congress to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, more commonly known as No Child Left Behind.

    In a speech at a Virginia middle school Monday, the president is expected to praise the effort members of Congress have already made, but will call on them to finish their work before August.

    Education Secretary Arne Duncan issued a dire prediction Sunday afternoon during a conference call with reporters. If No Child Left Behind isn't reformed, four out of five schools won't meet the law's standards, he said.

    Obama's push for No Child Left Behind - CNN.com
     
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    I wish CNN had better fact-checked. The Elementary and Secondary Education Act was passed in 1965. The No Child Left Behind Act was the title of the 2001 reauthorization. A minor point, but the CNN piece makes it sound like Obama is supporting the Bush policy.
     

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