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News Archives – December 2006

December 18, 2006 – TIME, Claudia Wallis, Sonja Steptoe, “How to Bring Our Schools Out of the 20th Century.”
“This is a story about the big public conversation the nation is not having about education, the one that will ultimately determine not merely whether some fraction of our children get "left behind" but also whether an entire generation of kids will fail to make the grade in the global economy because they can't think their way through abstract problems, work in teams, distinguish good information from bad or speak a language other than English.”

December 12, 2006 – Congress Daily PM, Fawn Johnson, “Miller Sets Education, Oversight Agenda For Next Year.”
“On the education front, Miller's priorities will be reauthorizing the No Child Left Behind Act, Head Start and the Higher Education Act. Funding issues will be central to debate over No Child Left Behind. ‘We must give schools the resources they need and hold them to the highest standards as part of our commitment to ensure that every child has the opportunity to succeed in school regardless of race, class or special needs,’ Miller said.”