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Bob Wise, President of the Alliance for Excellent Education, Reacts to President Bush’s State of the Union Address

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Bob Wise, President of the Alliance for Excellent Education, Reacts to President Bush’s State of the Union Address

Bob Wise, president of the Alliance for Excellent Education and former governor of West Virginia, issued the following statement today in reaction to President Bush’s State of the Union speech:

“The President’s call to improve student achievement by increasing funding for No Child Left Behind is a promising step toward supporting America’s struggling students. However, we urge the President and Congress to strengthen the law to help all struggling students, including the six million in secondary schools who are at-risk of dropping out. Unless reauthorization focuses on these students as well, the progress No Child Left Behind has shown in the early grades will be squandered as children move to higher grades. The President and Congress have the opportunity this year to ensure that all students, throughout their years in school, receive the support they need to earn a diploma and succeed as educated American citizens.”

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The Alliance for Excellent Education is a Washington-based policy, research, and advocacy organization that works to make every child a graduate, prepared for postsecondary education and success in life.

For more information about the Alliance for Excellent Education, please visit: www.all4ed.com.

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