Burt Cohen on Education

Federal government should fund No Child Left Behind

The federal government has the responsibility, and it's in their interests, to help local communities, but there has been a great deal of resistance (to funding NCLB) in the Republican legislature. There's money at the federal level, it's just a question of priorities, I have a problem shifting the burden to local communities. The federal government should be playing more of a role in funding. I'm really concerned this isn't aiding education; it doesn't necessarily help all students.
Source: Campaign website, BurtCohen.org May 11, 2004

Enforce financial support for No Child Left Behind

Cohen warns that, "If Washington is going to pass mandates for education, they need to pay for them." The 2003 Federal Budget falls $7B short of resources promised and doesn't provide funds necessary and authorized to meet the Act's requirements. State-level revenue shortfalls in the absence of adequate Federal funding will make it difficult for States to achieve the Act's requirements, thus creating the possibility of further reductions of federal funding in subsequent years
Source: Campaign website, BurtCohen.org, `About Education' Jan 15, 2004

Take effective steps by enforcing school accountability

The Senate fell just three votes short of overriding Gov. Jeanne Shaheen's veto of the school accountability bill. Sen. Burt Cohen, D-New Castle, said the accountability bill initially passed by the Senate was good, but the compromise legislation that passed the House and Senate last session was flawed. "˙This is a toothless piece of legislation. There are no consequences for schools that do not meet state goals in this bill."
Source: Portsmouth Herald, `Shaheen veto' Dec 14, 2001

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