Politics & Government
5:38 pm
Wed March 2, 2011

Hagan Wants Changes To NCLB

North Carolina Senator Kay Hagan (D) is taking the lead in calling for changes to No Child Left Behind. The education legislation is due for reauthorization this year.

Hagan joined other senate democrats at a school in Washington DC in calling for reforming No Child Left Behind.

She say the education legislation passed by George Bush is due to be overhauled.

" While well-intentioned, No Child Left Behind created a system that punishes failure over rewarding success."

Hagan laid out a variety of changes the group would like to see, including bold turnaround plans for struggling schools and improving recruitment and training of teachers.

Hagan also says she supports charter schools and would like to see more innovation at the state and local level.

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