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AM News: Republicans Divided Over NCLB Rewrite

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GOP divided on rewrite of 'No Child Left Behind' AP: Conservative Republicans don’t think a GOP rewrite of the No Child Left Behind education law does enough to reduce Washington’s influence. Moderates are warily eying proposals that would expand charter schools’ role. Those intraparty differences appear to be blocking the bill’s momentum.

Cantor, Kline Push No Child Left Behind Rewrite, Public School Choice Politics K12: School choice will be part of the debate when the U.S. House of Representatives takes up its version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, possibly as early as this week. The House Majority Leader, Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va., who has become much more active on K-12 issues lately, has introduced an amendment that would allow Title I dollars to follow children to the public school of their choice, including charter schools.

Republican House leaders visit DC charter school to tout education bill Washington Post: House Republicans have taken a clear turn away from Bush's philosophy that states receiving billions of dollars each year in federal aid should be accountable to Washington.

The Charter School Vs. Public School Debate Continues NPR: The charter school movement turns 21 this year and the latest study shows kids in most charter schools are doing as well or better in reading and math than their counterparts in traditional public schools. But now, leading charter school supporters are questioning that study.

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Really, the who NCLB law needs to be thrown out. Every since Bush was in office and passed the law, alot of schools have lost funding, teachers jobs are at stake if they don't meet the NCLB requirements at the end of the school year, there are teachers and administratives that have lose their jobs facing jail time trying to cheat on test score because of the requirements of this law. I feel that no school should be financially discriminated against because one child isn't learning as quickly as the next, then you have charter schools being built when the public schools are in desperate need of repair (financially and physically). All students should be treated equally no matter where they live. At the end of the day it's Pres. Bush and his Administration that has jacked up the school systems.

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