The Senate is expected to vote tomorrow on the Every Student Succeeds Act. The bill is a bipartisan effort that aims to address the shortcomings of the controversial No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB).
NCLB was part of President George W. Bush's education reform plan. It called for a large federal role in education and tied standardized testing to teacher and school assessment.
Lily Eskelsen García, president of the National Education Association - the largest professional employee group in the nation - talks with Here & Now host Eric Westervelt about why the Every Student Succeeds Act is good for students, schools and educators.
This segment aired on December 8, 2015.