Concern is voiced over federal government's role in education

08/17/2009 | NYTimes.com

Many educators and others had hoped that President Barack Obama would decrease the federal government's role in education and the emphasis on state test scores. However, they say the influx of federal stimulus money for education and the restrictions placed on it could actually increase federal control over education. And with the administration pushing to tie teacher evaluations to student scores, one teacher said "the potential is there for the test frenzy to get worse than it is under No Child Left Behind."

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