Obama on School Reform
It would set firmer standards for success while lifting nearly all the measures that the Bush law uses to try to prod change at failing schools. . . .
Critics have also singled out the law's heavy focus on standardized tests and its emphasis on reading and math over other subjects like science, history and art. . . .
If tests do such a bad job of measuring student performance, possibly we should just get rid of all tests in school. The best option might be to simply stop federal government involvement in education, but that is the last option that Obama will consider.