When No Child Left Behind was passed in 2002, it was hailed as an example of congressional bipartisanship. Since then, however, the law has provoked complaints from school administrators and teachers that it is under-funded and does not take into account testing scores of students who have disabilities or speak English as a second language.
The law requires public schools to meet certain state-set benchmarks toward improving all students' reading and math proficiency, and if the schools fail to do so, they could face firings and eventually be shut down.
Two leaders on one of the reauthorizing committees, House Education Committee Chairman George Miller, D-Calif., and ranking member Howard McKeon, R-Calif., answered your questions about what changes to the law they may seek.
Another forum on NCLB featured three 2007 Teachers of the Year, who described how the law affects their classrooms. http://www.pbs.org/newshour/forum/education/july-dec07/teachers_08-16.html