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Bush Signs Bill
Bush Signs Education Bill Into Law
Attending the Jan. 8, 2002, ceremony were, from left, Rep. George Miller (D-Calif.), Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.), Education Secretary Rod Paige, Sen. Judd Gregg (R-N.H.) and Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio). By Dana Milbank (AP)
Speech Transcript  |  Video


Education Legislation
The Elementary and Secondary Education Reauthorization Act of 2001 is Public Law 110 - H.R.1. For full details, search Thomas, the legislative Web site of Congress.
PDF: Executive Summary
PDF: Detailed Summary

Or, visit the Department of Education for more information.

Courtesy Department of Education
Education Q & A
What does the new education law mean for schools, students and teachers? Post Education Reporter Michael Fletcher explains.
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Message Boards"Testing Our Schools" with John Merrow, executive producer/host of PBS's "The Merrow Report" and "Frontline" reporter (Transcript)

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An Education Overhaul
President Bush made education reform a cornerstone of his 2000 campaign, and one of his first legislative initiatives after coming into office. But what does the sweeping new law entail?
 In-Depth: Q & A Primer

Post Articles
Court Upholds Ohio School Vouchers: Ruling Says Program Offers Poor Families Freedom of Choice (Post, June 28, 2002)

Teaching Alternative To Evolution Backed: Ohio Lawmakers Cite Reform Legislation (Post, May 29, 2002)

Bush Steps Into the Classroom To Tout New Education Law (Post, May 7, 2002)

Bush Tries to Maintain Grade on Education: Kennedy Says Budget Reneges on Promises; Public Focuses on War and Enron (Post, March 3, 2002)

Bush Budget Proposes Education Tax Credit (Post, Feb. 4, 2002)

With Fanfare, Bush Signs Education Bill: President, Lawmakers Hit 3 States in 12 Hours to Tout Biggest Schools Change Since '65 (Post, Jan. 9, 2002)

Early, Intense Action Marks Bush's Hill Wins (Post, Dec. 22, 2001)

Landmark Education Legislation Gets Final Approval in Congress: Bush Hails Passage, Says He Will Sign Bill Early Next Year (Post, Dec. 19, 2001)

Long Road to Reform: Negotiators Forge Education Legislation (Post, Dec. 17, 2001)

House Passes Education Reform Bill; Bipartisanship Hailed (Post, Dec. 14, 2001)

Conferees Agree on Education Package: Final Vote Is Near On Plan for Tests, Accountability (Post, Dec. 12, 2001)

An Education Plan With the Right Goal, Wrong Yardstick (Post, Nov. 18, 2001)

Deal Is Nearer on Education Overhaul: Key Compromise Would Protect Boy Scouts' Access to Public Schools (Post, Nov. 1, 2001)

Bush Lobbies For Education Bill's Passage: Action Is Termed a Matter Of Reform and U.S. Resolve (Post, Oct. 13, 2001)

Education Summit Tests Reform: Officials Seek to Diagnose What Makes Schools, Students Fail (Post, Oct. 11, 2001)

State Officials, School Groups Worried About Education Bill: Attacks Halted Work; Lawmakers' Blackout on Talks Faulted (Post, Oct. 10, 2001)

Bush Administration Gears Up To Revamp Special Education (Post, Oct. 5, 2001)

Back in Florida, Bush Pushes Education Plan (Post, Sept. 11, 2001)

Congress Still Divided on Education Reform (Post, Sept. 9, 2001)

Bush Campaign Aims to Put Education Plan on Fast Track (Post, Sept. 7, 2001)


Post Opinions
David S. Broder: In the House, Four Who Deserve a Hand (Post, Dec. 19, 2001)
EDITORIAL: Help for Schools (Post, Dec. 16, 2001)
William Raspberry: Hands Off Our Schools (Post, Dec. 3, 2001)
David S. Broder: Salvaging Real Education Reform (Post, July 15, 2001)
EDITORIAL: A Voucher Test (Post, June 4, 2001)
David S. Broder: Reality Check on Education Reform (Post, May 6, 2001)
EDITORIAL: Education Choices (Post, April 28, 2001)
William Raspberry: Rich Schools, Poor Schools (Post, April 5, 2001)
EDITORIAL: Mr. Bush's Agenda (Post, Feb. 28, 2001)
William Raspberry: No-Excuses Education (Post, Feb. 5, 2001)
George F. Will: Tall Order for a Few Federal Dollars (Post, Feb. 1, 2001)


Other Opinions
The Best Thing About Reform: It Won't Matter (Post, Feb. 17, 2002)
   – By Jay Matthews, Post education reporter
An Education Plan With Right Goal, Wrong Yardstick (Post, Nov. 18, 2001)
   – By Thomas Toch, Brookings Institution's Brown Center on Education Policy
Why We Must Have Testing (Post, May 13, 2001)
   – By Rod Paige, Secretary of Education


Live Online Transcripts
Education Secretary Rod Paige , on education in America (Aug. 31, 2001)
Bill Evers, Hoover Institution Research Fellow (Aug. 23, 2001)
Karen Hartke, FairTest organization (Aug. 23, 2001)
Sandy Kress, Senior Adviser to President Bush on education (May 15, 2001)
Douglas Reeves, author, on Bush's education reform plan (May 7, 2001)
Gov. John Rowland (R-Conn.), on Bush education plan (Jan. 29, 2001)
Post Education Reporter Jay Mathews (Jan. 23, 2001)


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