Read this: ed groups urge Duncan to curb NCLB

I knew I couldnt’ be the only person who realizes there is SOMETHING the U.S. Department of Education can do to mitigate the harmful effects of NCLB while continuing to work towards a full reauthorization of ESEA.

Sixteen education organizations, part of the Learning First Alliance, have sent a letter to the Secretary urging him to do just that.

The Alliance has urged Secretary Duncan to exercise his authority and address the act’s current flaws that tie up scarce resources with unnecessary regulatory compliance, counterproductive sanctions, and reporting that does little to contribute to student success.

Read the full text of the letter here and share your thoughts.

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