Reauthorizing No Child Left Behind matters to Tennessee (The Tennessean)

THE TENNESSEAN | Tennessee teachers, parents and local education leaders know what’s best when it comes to educating our children.

Federal education law has a powerful role to play in ensuring that our nation’s schools equip the next generation of global leaders, but only if the law is carefully crafted so that local expertise can be applied.

I voted for No Child Left Behind, or the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), in 2001, and the law has benefited the children of Tennessee and of many states. But much of Tennessee’s success under the law has come because we made innovative decisions at the state level to identify and support great teaching, turn around low-performing schools, and raise academic standards, among other policies.

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