Administration outlines proposed changes to ‘No Child’ law

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The Obama administration outlined on Monday morning some of the proposed changes it would like to make in a sweeping overhaul of President Bush’s signature education law, No Child Left Behind. The changes, which are outlined in a document discussing the Department of Education portions of the president’s $3.8 trillion budget for the 2011 fiscal year, include the replacement of the current system for judging schools based on student test scores and the shift toward increased competition in distributing federal education dollars.

The administration is also proposing to eliminate the law’s 2014 deadline for bringing every American child to academic proficiency.

In releasing the summary of its budget proposals, the Department of Education said, “the Administration will propose to replace the accountability system established in No Child Left Behind with a new system built around the goal of helping all students graduate high school college- and career-ready.”

Full story: Administration Outlines Proposed Changes to ‘No Child’ Law – The New York Times