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Franken provisions in bill may reform NCLB

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Sen. Al Franken said the federal No Child Left Behind law placed unrealistic burdens on the nation’s schools but he’s hopeful that bipartisan reforms made to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act will be an improvement.

In a Friday interview from Washington, D.C., Franken said he successfully incorporated four key provisions into the Senate bill to reform No Child Left Behind.

“You could almost call it repeal,” he said of the changes to the education bill.

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