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State of Ohio (Clermont, Brown, Adams, Hamilton, Pike, Warren, Scioto Counties) May 2, 2006 Election
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Education/No Child Left Behind Act

By Deborah A. (Hardwick) Kraus

Candidate for US Representative; District 2; Republican Party

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NCLB act is a good attempt that needs reworked and better funding.
In 2002, President Bush signed into law the The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (also known as the No Child Left Behind Act). This was one of the most far-reaching and controversial bills passed with regards to education in many years. There is no doubt of it's merit and benefits in the improvement in our children's education. However, the law needs work. It needs to be reviewed and in some cases revamped. The issue of unfunded federal mandates on the states needs to be addressed, especially here in Ohio, where our own educational funding system is not sufficient to provide an equitable education for ALL the children in Ohio's public schools. The unfunded mandates placed on the educational system in Ohio forces many of our school districts to make financial decisions that can and do have an impact on their ability to fund the necessary education of the district's children.

In addition, many of the testing mandates, while good, still need to be addressed and aligned with the state mandated testing.

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