Duncan Talks Changes

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Feb 4, 1:00 AM

US ed secretary, Va gov discuss K-12 education

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan says a federal education accountability law has led to a dumbing-down of academic standards and a narrowing of curriculum. Duncan said Friday on an appearance on WRVA-AM with Gov. Bob McDonnell that the No Child Left Behind law has been punitive, too narrowly focused on testing, and very inflexible. McDonnell said that a planned overhaul of federal education law should respect the ability of states to set their own academic standards.

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