Ten Years After NCLB: Is the GOP Moving Forward, Backward, or Sideways on Education?

Ten Years After NCLB: Is the GOP Moving Forward, Backward, or Sideways on Education?

 

 

 

 

What a difference a decade makes. For all the debate around vouchers and student loans, perhaps the most striking element of Mitt Romney's education agenda is how much it differs from the approach of No Child Left Behind, the defining policy of the George W. Bush years. That does not mean, however, that other Republicans necessarily agree with it. The GOP stance on education, and particularly federal education policy, is clearly shifting. But in any clear direction? And for the better?

To examine those questions, the Fordham Institute will bring together two former GOP education secretaries to discuss the Republican Party's direction on this vital issue.