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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Senate To Vote On No Child Left Behind Overhaul

The Capitol dome is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., December 2012. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

The Capitol dome is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., December 2012. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

National Education Association (NEA) President Lily Eskelsen Garcia is pictured in her office at NEA headquarters in Washington, Sept. 19, 2014. (J. David Ake/AP)

National Education Association (NEA) President Lily Eskelsen Garcia is pictured in her office at NEA headquarters in Washington, Sept. 19, 2014. (J. David Ake/AP)

The Senate is expected to vote tomorrow on the Every Student Succeeds Act. The bill is a bipartisan effort that aims to address the shortcomings of the controversial No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB).

NCLB was part of President George W. Bush’s education reform plan. It called for a large federal role in education and tied standardized testing to teacher and school assessment.

Lily Eskelsen García, president of the National Education Association – the largest professional employee group in the nation – talks with Here & Now host Eric Westervelt about why the Every Student Succeeds Act is good for students, schools and educators.

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