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November 2, 2011

Keeping Education Reform on Track

Last month, the Senate Committee responsible for education debated and passed a bipartisan bill designed to fix the flawed federal education law, No Child Left behind (NCLB). This bill builds on many successful Colorado initiatives to provide parents and teachers with useful information about how students are doing, and support teachers and principals. In addition, it will help drive innovation and ensure more equitable distribution of resources. 

In a Washington where getting anything done is rare, passing a bipartisan bill in committee is a tremendous accomplishment. This bill can continue to serve as a building block as we work to finally roll back No Child Left Behind.  

But the next step is bringing the bill to the Senate floor. That is why I need your help.  

During the committee process over 4,000 Coloradans signed my petition calling on Congress to fix NCLB. That support carried great weight and more is needed to continue our momentum. Please take a moment to you sign my petition. You can also share a link to this message on twitter of Facebook.  

We have a vital national interest in the education of our kids. The future of this democracy and our ability to compete in the 21st century depends on it. Please join me in making that education the one they deserve, not the one they have.

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