White House Chart: What You Need to Know About the Fix to No Child Left Behind

Since the beginning of his Administration, President Obama has joined educators and families across the country in asking for a bill to fix and improve No Child Left Behind to better serves our students, schools and educators. No Child Left Behind has long been broken, and it’s time for it to be replaced. This week, the Senate is considering the bipartisan Every Student Succeeds Act to fix No Child Left Behind, and we’re calling on them to move quickly to send the bill to the President’s desk.

The Every Student Succeeds Act will reduce over-testing and end the one-size-fits-all federal mandates of No Child Left Behind. It also guarantees that all students will be held to high academic standards that prepare them for college and careers and that, when students fall behind, states redirect resources into what works to help them and their schools improve. Finally, the bill makes one of the best investments we can make in our children’s future by providing high-quality preschool to more students.


To help you understand just how ESSA improves on the one-size-fits-all mandates on our schools, and fits right in with President Obama’s policies, check out this side-by-side comparison and join the conversation online with #LeadonEducation:

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--Cecilia Muñoz, Director of the Domestic Policy Council (@Cecilia44)