The Bush Administration established No Child Left Behind — a federal law designed to raise student achievement in America's public schools. The Obama Administration followed up with the competitive program, Race to the Top. Have the resulting pressures on educators — and children — cost more than they're worth? In Atlanta, administrators and teachers have been sentenced to prison for falsifying the results of federal mandated standardized testing. In New York, thousands of public school parents are telling their kids to opt out of taking federally mandated tests. And, in Washington, there's a rare, bipartisan effort to re-write No Child Left Behind. We hear about a growing consensus that education reform needs reform.
Are American Children Being Left Behind After All?
Alan Judd - Atlanta Journal Constitution - @AlanJudd3000, Leonie Haimson - Class Size Matters - @leoniehaimson, Emma Brown - Washington Post - @emmersbrown, Deborah Veney - Education Trust - @EdTrust, Randi Weingarten - American Federation of Teachers - @rweingarten