Spellings praises accountability of NCLB

01/19/2009 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

Margaret Spellings, U.S. Secretary of Education under former President George W. Bush, says that No Child Left Behind put the spotlight on the achievement of poor and minority students for the first time, but recognizes that critics believe the law encourages educators to teach to the test. Spellings said she has given some advice to her nominated successor, Arne Duncan, and that she also plans to stay involved in K-12 education issues.

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