Senate Ends No Child Left Behind, Returns Educational Power to States

Source: Washington Post

On December 9, in a bipartisan show of support, the U.S. Senate approved legislation that “resets Washington’s relationship with the nation’s 100,000 public schools, ending the landmark No Child Left Behind Act and sending significant power back to states and local districts,” reports the Washington Post.

The soon-to-be law, “Every Student Succeeds,” would allow each state to create its own standards for judging school quality. Supporters praise the bill for reducing over-testing and allowing educational standards to reflect local realities, but critics worry that the reduction of federal oversight will result in the neglect of struggling students in some states and districts.

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