Obama Gets Rid Of Bush’s 'No Child Left Behind' Act With New Education Bill

Val Powell

President Barrack Obama signed a new bill replacing former U.S. President George W. Bush's No Child Left Behind Act on Thursday.

Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act after it got an 85-12 vote in the Senate. The President called the bipartisan education bill a "Christmas miracle."

— NBC DFW (@NBCDFW) December 11, 2015

"I just want to point out that it's not as if there weren't some significant ideological differences on some of these issues. No there were, but I really think this is a good example of how bipartisanship can work. People did not agree on everything at the outset, but they were willing to listen to each other in a civil and constructive way and to work through these issues, compromise when necessary, while still keeping their eye on the ball."

According to WhiteHouse.gov, the new educational act will:

— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) December 10, 2015

It is also recognized as a remedy to the "one-size-fits-all" educational approach of the past administration, which according to Obama, despite having the right goals, often "fell short in practice." He said the No Child Left Behind Act failed to consider the specific needs of each community and only relied on standardized tests that did not produce the results they expected to see.

— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) December 1, 2015

Bush's No Child Left Behind law is said to have done more bad than good to teachers and students. Students in the U.S. ranked fourteenth in education among developed nations as many schools in the U.S. failed to meet the standards set by the No Child Left Behind law.

— NYT Opinion (@nytopinion) December 10, 2015

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