Opting Out of No Child Left Behind

October 11, 2011

Colorado is poised to be one of the first states in the country to opt out of parts of No Child Left Behind. The federal law was meant to raise the bar for students and teachers, but people from across the political and education spectrum say it’s actually having the opposite effect. Bente Birkeland takes a look at how the state’s K through 12 schools might change under new federal guidelines.