Will LA Children Be Left Behind?

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President Bush says that no child shall be left behind, but LA schools may be out of the loop. The President-s education reform offers new federal money to districts that measure up and it penalizes those that don-t. While requiring that any child in a so-called -failing school- can demand to be transferred to a better one, it also requires all teachers in -failing schools- to be fully credentialed. The Superintendent of LA Schools, former Colorado Governor Roy Romer, calls that a recipe for -chaos- at the LAUSD. We hear from Romer and US Under-Secretary of Education Eugene Hickock, one of the Bush Administration-s top education officials, about the challenge of bringing the President-s plan for excellence in education to Southland schools.
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No Child Be Left Behind



Warren Olney


Frances Anderton