Obama To Overhaul 'No Child Left Behind'

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

President Obama has outlined a series of proposals to change No Child Left Behind, the controversial education law rolled out under the Bush administration. The proposals would shift the focus in schools from test scores to career- and college-readiness, and would eliminate the 2014 deadline for bringing every child to academic proficiency.

We talk with Dan Domenech, the executive director of the American Association of School Administrators, about what will change under the president's new plans. We also speak to Virginia Minshew, the principal of Park View High School in Sterling, Virginia, which considers itself "high poverty."

Guests:

Dan Domenech and Virginia Minshew

Produced by:

Arwa Gunja

Comments [1]

PVHS Student from Sterling, VA

DOCTOR Minshew is a joke around Park View HS and other Loudoun County schools. All she does is yell at people, the students and the teachers included. And if you don't call her DOCTOR she gives you a ration of grief. She doesn't care about her students she just wants to hand everyone their butt on a plate if things don't go her way. I am so glad to be out of Park View, and I got a good education but it is NOT thanks to that so-called person. It makes me sick to Google No Child Left Behind and see a quote from her, because she would leave you in the dust in a heartbeat, especially if your name sounds Spanish!

Jul. 30 2010 08:17 PM

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