Second NCLB alternative would give more authority to states

Two days after Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, introduced legislation that would give states more autonomy over educational standards, Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., is expected today to release his own proposal to replace No Child Left Behind. Under Alexander's version of the federal education law, it would similarly fall to states to set curriculum standards, assessments, school-rating systems and consequences.

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