Charlottesville-Right Now: Eric Bredo on the No Child Left Behind Act

Guv,!E”[No Child Left Behind was about] making sure we didnGuv,!v,,ut have two educational systems Guv,!vDjnj one for the poor, one for the rich.Guv,!Vkj Professor Eric Bredo is with the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education. He came on Charlottesville-Right Now with Coy Barefoot to discuss the No Child Left Behind Act, created in 2002. The Act has been criticized for relying more on standardized testing than actual education, but a special education teacher called in to offer his support of the Act. Bredo discusses the pros and cons of No Child Left Behind, why it was created, what exactly it is, and what it means for schools. The standing of US education on the global scale was also a topic of conversation.

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