President Obama says that four out of five schools are "failing" under the current No Child Left Behind Act and urged Congress to rewrite it so it is authentic and fair.
Obama wants the law rewritten by September, but one Republican says that date is arbitrary.
Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., the current chairman of the House education panel, felt that revamping the law is important but says September is not achievable. He wants committee members to get ongoing input from school leaders and state officials.
"We need to take the time to get this right," Kline said. "We cannot allow an arbitrary timeline to undermine quality reforms that encourage innovation, flexibility and parental involvement."
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