Sen. McCaskill to hold Education Events Around Mo.
JEFFERSON CITY - McCaskill is kicking off her events Monday in the eastern
Missouri cities of Festus, St. Charles, Warrenton and Troy. She
says the "roundtable discussions" are a way to gather opinions
before an expected debate on reauthorizing the federal No Child
Left Behind Act. The 2001 law expanded the federal government's role in education
and set goals for all students to be proficient in math and reading
by 2014. Many school officials contend that is impossible to
achieve. McCaskill says the one-size-fits-all approach has been a failure
and that changes will have to be made to the law.