Will 'Race to the Top' Leave No Child Behind?

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"No Child Left Behind" became federal law in 2001, proposed by President Bush and supported by the late Senator Kennedy. The idea was to set high standards and measure student performance with standardized tests so that teachers and schools could be held accountable. It's still the law, but many provisions have become controversial. Now the Obama Administration is asking states to compete for another $4.3 billion in what's called "Race to the Top."



  • Peter Cunningham - Assistant Secretary for Communications, US Department of Education
  • Richard Rothstein - Research Associate, Economic Policy Institute
  • Gavin Payne - Chief Deputy, California State Superintendent of Education
  • David Hecker - Head, American Federation of Teachers's Michigan chapter


Warren Olney