ERIC Number: ED452569
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Mar-13
"No Child Left Behind": A Blueprint for Education Reform. Testimony before the Budget Committee, House of Representatives.
The United States Secretary of Education, Rod Paige, was called to testify before the House Budget Committee on March 13, 2001, on behalf of President Bush's plan to strengthen American elementary and secondary schools and close the achievement gap, and to discuss the President's 2002 budget for education. In this testimony, Secretary Paige first announces that President Bush has made education his top priority and then makes a few observations about the President's plan, "No Child Left Behind." The testimony next addresses how to close the achievement gap between disadvantaged students and their more advantaged peers. It then discusses empowering parents with choices, expanding flexibility and reducing bureaucracy, and supporting improvements in key areas (through "No Child Left Behind" proposals). The testimony notes two priorities of the President's 2002 budget: (1) special education; and (2) Pell Grants. It concludes that the education reform proposals contained in "No Child Left Behind," combined with the 2002 budget for education, support a comprehensive vision for closing the achievement gap and improving the quality of education. (NKA)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Budgets, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Government Role, Public Schools
For full text: http://www.ed.gov/Speeches/03-2001/010313.html.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Education, Washington, DC. Office of the Secretary.