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New AFT President Challenges "Broken" NCLB

Tuesday, July 22, 2008 

Randi Weingarten, newly elected president of the American Federation of Teachers, has called the No Child Left Behind Act "too badly broken to be fixed," reports The New York Times. Speaking to delegates at the AFT's national convention, Weingarten said the Bush administration's focus on standardized testing should be replaced with a vision of public schools as community centers that offer not only solid academics, but also medical and other services. "Imagine schools that are open all day and offer after-school and evening recreational activities and homework assistance," said Weingarten, who previously headed the United Federation of Teachers in New York City. "And suppose the schools included child care and dental, medical, and counseling clinics?" Read more about it here.


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