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Obama seeks a revamped education bill by Sept. (Washington Post_

Obama seeks a revamped education bill by Sept. (Washington Post_

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/obama-seeks-a-revamped-education-bill-by-s... WASHINGTON — Urging Congress to send him a new education law by fall, President Barack Obama focused Monday on the big concerns of parents and lawmakers alike: how student progress is measured and how schools that fall short are labeled. Citing new estimates, Obama said four out of five schools may be tagged as failures this year under provisions of the Bush-era No Child Left Behind law. “That’s an astonishing number,” he said. “We know that four out of five schools in this country aren’t failing. So what we’re doing to measure success and failure is out of line.” Obama’s call for a rewrite of the education law appears unlikely, at least by his September deadline. The House education committee’s Republican chairman acknowledged the need for improvement but called the president’s time line “arbitrary.”

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