U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has announced plans to reconsider portions of No Child Left Behind, particularly areas of the law that include Adequate Yearly Progress standards. Duncan said students should be meeting higher standards of achievement. "Low expectations are the one sure way to guarantee failure; high expectations are absolutely a prerequisite for success," Duncan said. "That's why we must raise standards -- 50 states with 50 different standards is not good enough."

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