Harkin's NCLB plan raises objections from top education groups

10/16/2011 | Education Week

Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) is being urged by five education groups to delay his plans to reform No Child Left Behind. The groups worry about the proposal's call for states to create new methods for evaluating teachers and principals, and they seek more freedom for states to develop school-turnaround models and ways to assess academic improvement. The groups also told Harkin that his proposal continues to place too much emphasis on standardized testing.

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