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BUSINESS COALITION FOR STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT
Senator Edward Kennedy (D-MA), wrote to the Washington Post on the sixth anniversary of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) to urge renewed action on reauthorizing the law..
Business leaders urge renewed support for NCLB
On the sixth anniversary of the No Child Left Behind Act, BCSA celebrated gains and urged Congress and the Administration to renew the law that has helped to increase student gains and narrow the achievement gap.
Read more in BCSA press release >>
Former Governors call for Congressional action on NCLB
In a bipartisan op-ed supporting the bipartisan bill, Tommy Thompson (R), former secretary of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and former governor of Wisconsin and Roy Barnes (D), the former governor of Georgia, wrote to urge Congress to act quickly to improve and pass NCLB legislation.
Read more in the The Washington Times >>
NCLB enters the debate leading up to the 2008 elections
With NCLB up for reauthorization in Congress, the law has come under debate among the Presidential candidates headed toward the election of 2008. The candidates, detractors and supporters alike, focus on the need for continued accountability in education reform.
Read more in the The New York Times >>
Businesses taking more interest in education
The business community has galvanized to advocate on political and education policy issues, recognizing that “education is not strictly a social issue but an economic imperative in the global work force. "The students' interests are aligning with the companies' interests and the country's in terms of competitiveness," said Susan Traiman, director of education and work force policy at the Business Roundtable.
Read more in the Austin American Statesman >>
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