Rep. Kline: Educators Agree 'No Child Left Behind' Waiver Was a Mistake

Kline: "While I agree No Child Left Behind is broken and must be revamped, I am strongly opposed to the administration’s efforts to bypass Congress and change the nation’s education system through conditional waivers."


Editor's note: The following is a guest column written for the Dakota County Patch sites by U.S. Congressman John Kline, (R-Second District) of Lakeville.

As folks in Minnesota were gearing up for the start of a new school year, I hosted a roundtable discussion with area superintendents, principals, and educators to discuss the state of our elementary and secondary schools.

During the discussion at Inver Grove Heights Middle School, route: {:controller=>"listings", :action=>"show", :id=>"simley-high-school"} -->, participants raised a number of important issues—but no issue received more attention than the 


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