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CONGRESS IS NOW CONSIDERING changes to No Child Left Behind (NCLB), the current version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The window of opportunity could close very quickly, so this is the time to act.
NEA President Reg Weaver presented NEA's "Positive Agenda" for changing the law At a special congressional hearing this spring. (See "Don't Be Left Behind," page 19.) In it, NEA proposes to keep NCLB's separate reporting of test scores for subgroups of students, so everyone can see where schools need to do better. But instead of putting so much weight on one-size-fits-all …