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Educators Expect Obama To Change No Child Left Behind

Daily Herald   |  Matt Arado   |   November 19, 2008 09:55 AM



One of President Bush's most noteworthy accomplishments - the No Child Left Behind law enacted in 2002 - might undergo some fundamental changes when President-elect Barack Obama takes office.

To many educators in the suburbs and across the country, that's a good thing - though they say the new administration shouldn't scrap the law entirely.

"We shouldn't abandon it," said Joyce Karon, an Illinois State Board of Education member from Barrington. "No one can say that any child should be left behind, educationally."

Obama said during the presidential campaign that while he supports the law's overall goal, he believes the program needs fixing.

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