Should President Obama rescind the No Child Left Behind Act?

On July 15th 2002 the Cutting Edge-a talk show covered the Town Hall Meeting of the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans held at the Huntington Park (LA) High School. Authorized as Executive Order 13230.

This Town Hall meeting was part of a Series rolling out the No Child Left Behind Act, HR 1. The main speakers at this event were former US Treasurer Rosario Marin and Grammy winner, recording artist Jon Secada.

“Three days after taking office in January 2001 as the 43rd President of the United States, George W. Bush announced No Child Left Behind, his framework for bipartisan education reform that he described as “the cornerstone of my administration.” Source. US Dept. of Education.

Fast forward to recent status.

“Simply as a function of its size, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has the highest number of dropouts in the state, with 10,588 dropouts (15 percent of the state total). However, LAUSD’s overall dropout rate is five percent, ranking them 75th among the 531 school districts enrolling ninth through twelfth graders. A list of all California school districts is available at this link.

Juice readers: From the materials which I have it reads in part that it “may be revised from time to time.”
Based on the statewide drop out rates should the unfunded mandate of the No Child Left Behind Act be revised or dropped by President Obama?

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