Grading No Child Left Behind
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With presidential candidates already lining up in both parties, will education be a defining issue in next year's campaign? We assess the pros and cons of No Child Left Behind. Plus, more deaths in Iraq--including two US marines, and on Reporter's Notebook, the growing lineups in both political parties exactly a year before the primary voting begins.
Baghdad Marketplace Blasts Kill 100 after Deadly Weekend for US Troops ()
From Iraq today comes an all-too familiar story. As many as 100 people killed and many more wounded in bomb attacks. Two Marines also were killed, raising the two-day total to 27. Leila Fadel is Baghdad Bureau Chief for the McClatchy Newspapers.
Grading No Child Left Behind ()
The No Child Left Behind Act was supposed to level the playing field by providing an equal education for all kids no matter their backgrounds or where they lived. Accountability is supposed to come from tests in reading and math, with the threat of sanctions against schools where scores don't improve. We assess NCLB's pros and cons, hear whether testing become the end of instead of the beginning of quality education, and learn whether education will be a defining issue in the 2008 presidential election.
Presidential Campaign Is Already Underway ()
The New Hampshire Primary will be held exactly a year from today. The days before that will see presidential caucuses in Iowa and Nevada. That might sound far off, but with no president running for re-election and no vice president stepping up, the 2008 race is moving at record speed. Chuck Todd is Editor of the National Journal's Hotline, the favorite website for political junkies.
Those officially exploring campaigns and other possible condenders:
- Senator Joe Biden (D-DE)
- Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY)
- Senator Barack Obama (D-IL)
- Senator John McCain (R-AZ)
- Governor Mitt Romney (R-MA)
- Former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani (R-NY)
- Chuck Todd: Editor of the The Hotline
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