January 12, 2012

‘Let’s Not Weaken It’: An Exclusive Interview with George W. Bush on NCLB

By By Andrew J. Rotherham

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Over the past week we’ve heard a lot about what everyone thinks about No Child Left Behind except from the man who signed it – George W. Bush. In his only interview about the law’s 10 year anniversary I talked with the former President about No Child’s legacy and the current debate about it:

No Child Left Behind turned 10 this week, and former President George W. Bush, who led the effort to enact the landmark federal education law, marked the anniversary with an exclusive interview with TIME education columnist Andrew J. Rotherham. Bush discussed the law and its legacy, criticized both parties for trying to walk away from its hard-nosed accountability efforts and called on President Obama to resist “the temptation to take the easy path.”

Read the full column at TIME.com

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