NCLB Reauthorization Hearing
- From the March 19, 2007 edition of the AUCD Legislative News in Brief:
The Senate HELP and House Education and Labor Committees held a joint hearing last week on reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind Act. Witnesses included former Georgia Governor and Co-Chair of the Aspen NCLB Commission, Roy Barnes. He discussed the Commission’s recommendation opposing the Administration’s proposed 2% rule, indicating his fear that without accountability children in special education would become an “invisible population.” During questioning there was a great deal of interest and support from the panel for looking at growth models which would track an individual child’s growth or progress from year to year. The Department of Education has conducted pilot projects on growth models and other options also exist. CCD is exploring the issue of growth models for individuals with disabilities in order to offer comments and recommendations. Testimony and video of the hearing are available at: http://help.senate.gov/Hearings/2007_03_13/2007_03_13.html. While there was overwhelming bi-partisan support for NCLB at the hearing, some Republican members have recently broke ranks with the Administration and expressed dissatisfaction with NCLB. The House Education and Labor Committee will hold another hearing on NCLB this week.Sandy, Illinois (alpy2@...)
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