Source: Office of Al Franken
In a speech delivered Tuesday on the U.S. Senate floor, Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) urged his Senate colleagues to pass a reform to “No Child Left Behind,” which has governed K-12 education in our country for the past 13 years. The Senate is expected to vote today on the new “Every Child Succeeds Act” legislation.
“We’ve been living under No Child Left Behind — or NCLB — for 13 years, and during that time we’ve learned what about NCLB works and a lot more about what doesn’t work. Students, teachers, and parents across the country have been waiting for a long time for us to fix this law,” said Sen. Franken.
“[Under NCLB], we learned that the one-size-fits-all approach to fixing failing schools just wasn’t working,” Sen. Franken continued. “That’s why this bill is designed to find a balance between giving states more flexibility while at the same time still making sure that states intervene and fix schools where students are not learning.”