Education reform, with focus on accountability
By Chris Coons and Cory Booker, July 15, 2015.
‘What do you want to be when you grow up?” is one of the most basic questions we ask our kids – perhaps a question they get more than any other.
Equally important is a question we should be asking ourselves as parents and as Americans: Are we doing everything we can to make sure all of our kids have the chance to achieve their dreams?
The Senate is debating major updates to our nation’s public school system for the first time in more than a decade. The legislation, which reforms 2001’s No Child Left Behind Act, makes important strides to improve American education, but it could still leave far too many of our children behind.
So we ask our colleagues in the Senate: Are we really doing everything we can to make sure all of our kids have the same opportunities to succeed?
Right now, the answer is no.
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