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Name the new education law, one word at a time

The many bright and energetic people at the U.S. Education Department, who seem just as dedicated as the ones I saw working for the last administration, have a problem. They want to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act so that the federal government can continue to help America's schools, but they need a new name for it. "No Child Left Behind" has worn out its welcome. Assistant secretary Peter Cunningham suggested I ask readers what single word they think is most important to have in the new name. Sounds like a fun exercise. Make your suggestions by posting comments to this blog post. Let's limit it to three suggested words per comment. I will keep a tally to see which is the most popular, and then we can have fun trying to put some of the words together into a new title so inspiring it wlll guarantee big federal dollars for schools for a millenium, or something like that.

By Jay Mathews  | November 18, 2009; 5:30 AM ET
Categories:  Jay on the Web  | Tags:  Elementary and Secondary Education Act, No Child Left Behind, Peter Cunningham, law naming contest, name the new education law  
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Enhance, Student, Learning

Posted by: smm7d | November 18, 2009 7:17 AM | Report abuse

Every Child Adequately Educated (ECAE).

Yeh, yeh, I know. You said let's limit it to three words. NCLB was four so I'm simply attempting to be consistent with the existing legislation, at least in title.

Posted by: phoss1 | November 18, 2009 8:32 AM | Report abuse

Every Child Learns or

All 4 Success - meaning the full educational spectrum and all phases of human development is addressed from early childhood, elementary school, middle and high school, to higher level and adult learning...including parenting education.

Posted by: mb4learning | November 18, 2009 8:38 AM | Report abuse

Redeem Public Education

Posted by: hiltsp | November 18, 2009 10:24 AM | Report abuse

Nice start, but remember we are looking for single words. It might be better if they don't go together. My choices, to which I have given 10 seconds of thought:


Posted by: Jay Mathews | November 18, 2009 12:38 PM | Report abuse

T4 - Teach to the Test

Posted by: slim6 | November 18, 2009 1:32 PM | Report abuse

Class Act:


Posted by: TwoSons | November 18, 2009 7:00 PM | Report abuse



Class Act 101

Posted by: TwoSons | November 18, 2009 7:04 PM | Report abuse

"Class Act" makes sense

why add 101? isn't that a college or post secondary education ID?

suggested modification


Posted by: PGCResident1 | November 18, 2009 9:30 PM | Report abuse


Posted by: aceproffitt | November 18, 2009 11:18 PM | Report abuse

Creating Skilled Workers

Posted by: Rick61 | November 19, 2009 3:38 PM | Report abuse

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