Boston Herald, By Bruce Lesley

Your story noted that NCLB isn’t working (“Government grants 7 more waivers from No Child law,” July 20). If we’re not careful, the next federal education law won’t work either.

The House’s NCLB update shortchanges early education. It undermines commitments to close the funding gap between rich and poor school districts, and the performance gap between students in those schools. It eliminates teacher qualification standards and restricts class size reduction efforts. It weakens school accountability.

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