The law's many loopholes allow and encourage educators to cheat. It says that everyone has to be proficient by 2014 but lets states decide what constitutes proficiency. This is an invitation to deceive.
On Monday, Obama called on Congress to revamp the "No Child Left Behind" education law by the time students start a new school year in September. Spellings and I discussed the way forward for U.S. education policy and reform efforts.