Unions fire back on proposed overhaul of NCLB

As the Obama administration begins to push its newly released education-reform plan, the policies are meeting resistance from two key education unions. The National Education Association says the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, meant to revise the No Child Left Behind law, still overemphasizes standardized tests, while the American Federation of Teachers argues that it places an unfair burden on teachers in turning around struggling schools. Education Secretary Arne Duncan is expected to appear at congressional hearings on the topic today.

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