CWA Supports Legislation That Provides Alternative to No Child Left Behind
Washington, D.C. — Legislation is being introduced that provides an alternative to No Child Left Behind (NCLB), a flawed education bill which gives more educational choices to the government than to the child’s parent or local school system. Concerned Women for America (CWA) supports this new bill — known as A-Plus — introduced by Senators John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Jim DeMint (R-South Carolina) because it is in the best interest of families.
“Educational decisions should be decided locally, not federally, because those closest to a child can make wiser and more informed decisions about their individual needs,” said Shari Rendall, CWA’s Director of Legislation and Public Policy. “We are happy to see legislation that would return greater local control over the type of education and values children are taught.
“NCLB falls short of any real reforms to the educational system. Instead, it includes provisions that expand spending and power for the federal government’s bureaucracy over education by requiring burdensome paperwork which takes administrators and teachers away from their students and provides disincentives for innovative learning.
“We applaud Senators Cornyn and DeMint for their leadership on this issue and for recognizing that parents and local authorities are best equipped to choose their child’s schooling.”
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