Seventh District Congressman Roy Blunt is leading the battle against renewal of No Child Left Behind, according to an article in today's Washington Post:
Burson Snyder, a spokesman for Blunt, said that after several meetings with school administrators and teachers in southwest Missouri, the House Republican leader turned against the measure he helped pass. Blunt was convinced that the burdens and red tape of the No Child Left Behind Act are unacceptably onerous, Snyder said.
The arguments against this onerous bill are too many to mention, but this paragraph in the article sums up some of them:
Once-innovative public schools have increasingly become captive to federal testing mandates, jettisoning education programs not covered by those tests, siphoning funds from programs for the talented and gifted, and discouraging creativity, critics say.