Ten years ago, President George W. Bush signed into law a reauthorization of the 1965 Elementary and Secondary Education Act. The law known as No Child Left Behind (NCL, was the President's signature law for his 8-year career. It passed both the House and Senate with bipartisan support; the picture above includes both Kennedy (D) and Boehner (R).
The new authorization required teachers to be well-qualified (as defined by the state) and required students take standardized tests (created by the state).
Some individuals and organizations criticize the accountability measures, stating requirements were too stringent without a balance of financial support. Others support the law - and suggest funding from the federal government is not mandatory - schools have choices.
NCLB has been up for renewal since 2007.