Colorado House debating ‘No Child Left Behind’

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Should Congress repeal No Child Left Behind? It’s a question for Colorado lawmakers Tuesday as they debate whether to approve a resolution telling Congress the education law is “ineffective.”

Resolutions from state legislatures to Congress aren’t binding, but they can spark debate. The resolution asking for the No Child Left Behind law to be repealed cleared the Democrat-controlled Senate Monday and has supporters from both parties. The House considers the question Tuesday.

The measure makes strong criticism of the Bush-era education law. It says the education law “creates redundancies and inefficiencies” and takes away state control over education.