Friday, July 27, 2007

Loebsack Expresses Concern About No Child Left Behind

The Iowa City Press Citizen has a story about Rep. Loebsack and No Child Left Behind that is set to expire in September.

"I have serious concerns about No Child Left Behind," said Loebsack, a member of the House Education and Labor Committee, which is working on reauthorizing the law.

"The intent of it is noble, but it has some serious flaws," he said.

Loebsack said Congress is likely to reform the law to give states more flexibility to measure student academic growth, especially those students with special needs.

"We don't want a one-size-fits-all approach, which really NCLB does under its current form," he said. "In a perfect world, we would not have it for Iowa in the first place, but we are going to reauthorize it."

It is still unknown if No Child Left Behind is going to changed or repealed and a new program put in its place. There is support from both sides of the aisle to just do away with the law.

Read the rest of the article for more information on these bills.

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