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No Child Left Behind 'not meant to last' forever, advocate says

from Richmond Times-Dispatch

One of the architects of the No Child Left Behind policy and one of the people trying to tear it down are in fundamental agreement about the future of education in the United States, but they differ on how that future should unfold. "No Child Left Behind was not meant to last in perpetuity," former U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings told a crowd of about 400 at Gov. Bob McDonnell’s education reform summit today in downtown Richmond. "We need a more nuanced approach to accountability." Across the street from the convention center, in the lobby of the Richmond Marriott, Deputy U.S. Secretary of Education Tony Miller explained his view of how that nuance is coming into focus. In the past year, his department has granted waivers to the federal policy to 33 states. more

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