Problems for NCLB in the Senate?
Enzi and the others have raised concerns about the No Child Left Behind Act, which requires states to establish annual tests in reading and math. They were particularly concerned about a provision in the law that requires every teacher to be qualified in the subject they teach by 2006. They say this is a burden on rural communities that have a hard time attracting qualified teachers and have many teachers who teach multiple subjects.
He could be a powerful voice for amending the NCLB to be more flexible.