House votes to replace 'No Child' education law

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  • worf Mcallen, TX
    July 21, 2013 5:53 p.m.

    Wow! Had No Child Left Behind come from a democrat, some of these comments wouldn't have been made.

    "NCLB" was similar to "21st Century", of the Clinton term.

    Both of these concepts were flawed.

    Anyone ever think both Democrats, and Republicans are corrupt?

  • bandersen Saint George, UT
    July 20, 2013 12:47 p.m.

    No doubt the Founding Fathers would be called extremists, since they didn't even allow the Federal government to be involved in Education. Utah, supposedly a bastion of liberty loving constitutionalists, can't see the forests for the trees. In essence, we revere the founding fathers in name only. I'm certain that many people on these blogs don't even consider the Constitution when making decisions about pertinent issues. If the people of this state were abiding by the Constitution, NCLB would never have gotten off the ground, and support of Common Core would be the 'extremist' position, not those who like the Constitution and personal liberty.

  • Tolstoy salt lake, UT
    July 20, 2013 8:54 a.m.

    No child left behind needs to go but the GOP plan to hand over tax dolliers with no accountability and no oversight is a step I the wrong direction.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    July 19, 2013 9:49 p.m.

    The feds won't give up control of education.

    With a weak economy, health care system, and education program,--people stay dependent on political leaders. This is power, and control which is nearly impossible to give up.

    People cannot figure this out, and will keep dependent by begging for more government benefits, and aid. We may never be a true independent nation again, and we'll be accountable, and regulated by a central authority.

  • WHAT NOW? Saint George, UT
    July 19, 2013 9:31 p.m.


    The new and improved Republican alternative...

    "...would fail to hold states and schools accountable for assuring that students are learning...result in a loss of educational opportunities for low-income students, English language learners and the disabled...".

    Welcome to The Brave New World of Republican House directed policy...

    No accountability...

    Loss of opportunity...

    No thanks.

  • Kalindra Salt Lake City, Utah
    July 19, 2013 8:26 p.m.

    No Child Left Behind was based on a lie to begin with and was never effective. It is time for it to go.

  • washcomom Beaverton, OR
    July 19, 2013 7:46 p.m.

    "But the measure passed with no Democratic support and drew a veto threat from the Obama administration, which said it would be a "step backward" in efforts to better prepare children for colleges and careers and to bring improvements to low-performing schools."
    Although this law was well-meaning, it actually has done the opposite for many of the children in the US. The test scores have been dropping as the children are now taught to the different testings instead of being challenged at many different levels. This is pigeonholing the children into one type of scenario, when there are so many.
    Local districts have a much better idea as to what the children need, not the country's government.