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Leslie Proll Weighs In on Senate No Child Left Behind Rewrite Vote

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Senate passes No Child Left Behind rewrite, would shrink federal role

Leslie Proll, director of the Washington, D.C., office of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, said the bill undermines the intent of the original federal education law from 1965.

“It’s simply unfathomable that 50 years after its passage, Congress would consider gutting its primary purpose: to ensure that those who are serving our children are doing so on an equitable basis,” she said. “Yes, transparency and data are good, but information alone without requiring specific action for addressing disparity does great damage.”

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