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President Obama Rejects Overuse of Standardized Tests Signs Every Student Succeeds Act

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President Obama signs the Every Student Succeeds Act, a bipartisan bill that will help make sure every student is prepared to succeed in a 21st century economy. This reform delivers a much-needed fix to the outdated policies of No Child left Behind by rejecting the overuse of standardized tests and one-size-fits all mandates, and instead, empowering states and school districts to develop their own strategies for improvement.

The Inquistr – Commending the bipartisanship that led to the approval of this bill, Obama said:

“I just want to point out that it’s not as if there weren’t some significant ideological differences on some of these issues. No there were, but I really think this is a good example of how bipartisanship can work. People did not agree on everything at the outset, but they were willing to listen to each other in a civil and constructive way and to work through these issues, compromise when necessary, while still keeping their eye on the ball.”

The new law called Every Student Succeeds is reportedly more flexible than the No Child Left Behind Act, as states and school districts are given the responsibility to determine and fix problems faced by underperforming schools.  Read more…

Pres. Obama Replaces the No Child Left Behind Act with the Every Student Succeeds Act

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