Reality Check

Caruso, Lisa
September 2007
National Journal;9/8/2007, Vol. 39 Issue 34, p4
The article focuses on the stand of U.S. Education Secretary Margaret Spellings on the No Child Left Behind Act. It notes that the Secretary has acknowledged the troubled track record of the Act which stands as the signature domestic achievement of President George W. Bush. In August 2006, Spellings compared the law with the Ivory soap by stating that it is 99.9% pure and does not need further revisions. House Education and Labor Committee chairman George Miller, who authored the law, also admitted its flaws.


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