No More No Child Left Behind?
Just about every presidential campaign produces a memorable line and the 2000 campaign was no exception. Ending “the soft bigotry of low expectations” was then candidate George W. Bush’s rallying cry for education reform. Two years later came No Child Left Behind, and soon after that came the complaints from critics: it was too rigid, too punitive, and above all, it relied on too much testing. Now, a bipartisan group in Congress is set to replace the law — but will the changes make the grade? On Point: What’s next for No Child Left Behind. With guests Lyndsey Layton of the Washington Post, Kati Haycock of Education Trust, and Chester Finn Jr., of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute.