Berman Favors Changes To NCLB

by Gabe Bullard on August 20, 2008

Jefferson County Public Schools superintendent Sheldon Berman says he would like to see changes made to the No Child Left Behind act.

This month, more than half of Jefferson County Public Schools were cited for not making adequate yearly progress. The label is applied to schools that fail to meet all of their yearly goals. Most schools, however met at least 80% of their goals.

Berman says the current No Child Left Behind standards are distracting for educators and need to be refocused.

“I know that John Yarmuth is a strong proponent of changes in No Child Left Behind and I hope the next president and the next congress make the changes that are necessary so we can get back on track and come back to that civic mission of schools,” he says.

Berman made his comments on WFPL’s State of Affairs program Wednesday.

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