Changes to NCLB offer autonomy to best schools, penalties for worst:

03/15/2010 | Washington Post, The

Successful schools would be rewarded with additional funding and flexibility under President Barack Obama's proposed overhaul of No Child Left Behind, while the least-successful schools would face mandatory changes that in the most severe cases would result in the removal of the principal. The president of the California Teachers Association criticized Obama's plan, saying it maintains the "one-size-fits-all" approach of NCLB -- formally called the Elementary and Secondary Education Act -- and that test scores should not be used to label schools.

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