The Spellings Report: NCLB For All!
In an op/ed just published in The Houston Chronicle, U.S. Education Secretary Margaret Spellings gives us her thoughts regarding higher education. Mixed-in with the Secretary's rhetoric was this little quote regarding the Administration's plans for an expanded No Child Left Behind Act:
The No Child Left Behind Act has brought high standards and accountability to our elementary and middle schools, ensuring that a student in fifth grade actually receives a fifth-grade education. We propose expanding those principles to our high schools.Read the whole thing.
We will work with states and school districts to align high school standards with college-level expectations. And we will work with Congress to enact President Bush's proposal to train 70,000 additional teachers to lead Advanced Placement-International Baccalaureate math, science and critical-need foreign language courses over the next five years. These are the courses that ensure success in college.
Should the Republicans maintain control of the House and the Senate, my guess is that the passage of an expanded NCLB is highly likely.