Tuesday, August 19, 2003

Astroturf: Education

President Bush�s leadership has improved education in America. His No Child Left Behind Act helps kids learn and puts parents back in the drivers' seat when it comes to their childrens' education.
The No Child Left Behind Act sets high standards for student performance and provides the resources needed to meet them. Under President Bush�s leadership federal funding for education has increased 59.8% from 2000 to 2003. A large portion of that money goes toward helping high-poverty schools. The funds also go toward efforts to retain high-quality teachers. Local control is another crucial aspect of education reform. The No Child Left Behind Act trusts parents and local school officials to direct resources where they will do the most good for their students. The law gives parents the right to transfer their kids out of failing or unsafe schools and into better schools.
This issue is just one more example of how our President is providing the courageous leadership America needs.