WASHINGTON--Parents and teachers don't like it. For many students, it has failed to produce the promised benefits. And experts agree it urgently needs to be fixed.
But that doesn't mean Congress is ready to revamp No Child Left Behind, the education reform law pushed by President George W. Bush with bipartisan Congressional support in 2001. As controversial as the program remains, there is perhaps even more controversy about how to fix it. For some Connecticut officials, in fact, this fresh debate over federal education policy looks like a choice between bad and worse.