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Senator Amy Klobuchar

'No Child Left Behind' triggers frustration

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Legislation that was intended to improve the performance of schools by increasing accountability has turned into an under-funded federal mandate that seems to penalize schools.

At least that's what U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar believes happened to the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act.

Signed into law in January 2002, the NCLB Act was supposed to improve student performance by increasing accountability for states, school districts and schools, according to the senator.

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