Shumlin Criticizes No Child Left Behind

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Governor Peter Shumlin says the No Child Left Behind act is having the opposite effect–leaving too many Vermont children behind.

Shumlin is at the National Governors’ Association winter meeting in Washington, and is calling for federal funding of early childhood education initiatives. He said the No Child Left Behind law signed by President George W. Bush in 2002 is under review by President Barack Obama and could be renewed.

But Shumlin tells the Times Argus newspaper that "The law is taking too many of Vermont’s schools that are successful and labeling them as failing. Shumlin was assigned to the Education, Early Childhood and Workforce Committee at the governors’ meeting.

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