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Obama Wants Education Law Rewritten Before School Starts Next Fall
In 2002, President Bush signed the No Child Left Behind act into law. As a requirement of that law, children in grades 3 to high school have been tested each year to track the progress they made each year. Any schools that didn’t meet the specific targets for progress set by each state would receive federal consequences.
2014 was the year prescribed under the current No Child Left Behind Act that required all students to be proficient in the current testing curriculum. Obama plans on removing that goal altogether and instead making sure that every student is able to be prepared for college after graduating from high school.
Obama wants to revise the law by the time school starts, and says that we can’t afford to cut any spending on education. He said that he wants to make education more of a priority in America and make our school systems more competitive with other countries.
Overall, his goal is to make sure that bad teachers are able to be removed and good teachers are able to be rewarded. He also wants to expand the grant program that is already in place which gives rewards to states for reforming their education programs.