Among other things, they proposed
more local flexibility, meaningful testing and improved measures of teacher effectiveness.
"With our economic and national security at risk, this is a goal Republicans, Democrats and all Americans can unite behind. ... While we don't agree on everything, our core goals are shared -- and we all want to fix NCLB to better support reform at the state and local level. So, let's do something together for our children that will build America's future, strengthen our economy and reflect well on us all."
But state and local reform is not what the American people really want, based on Gallup poll results released last September.
Broken down along party lines,
Public opinion, then, could work against finding a bipartisan solution, a reality perhaps recognized by the new chairman of the House Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education, Rep. Duncan Hunter, who advocates incremental solutions rather than global ones.
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