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Johanns gets input from local teachers

U.S. Sen. Mike Johanns visits with Boone Central teachers last Thursday.U.S. Senator Mike Johanns and a small group of Boone Central teachers discussed the federal education program, No Child Left Behind (NCLB), for about an hour last Thursday afternoon.

Nearly all local teachers and administrators in the conference expressed dissatisfaction with the federal program and its testing requirements.

NCLB, which was signed into law by President George W. Bush in 2002, is due to sunset late this year and will be up for a vote on reauthorization.

Johanns said his goals are: 1. to eliminate the program and start fresh, or 2. to substantially change the program so it is more practical for Nebraska schools.

Details in the March 2 Albion News Print and Electronic Editions by subscription.

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