“NCLB has driven gains in the early grades and highlighted large achievement gaps between students, but has largely ignored high school students,” he said. “In 2010, its time for a reauthorized [education law] that strategically addresses the dropout crisis and begins turning the more than one million dropouts a year into high school graduates who are ready for college and careers.”
Obama is expected to send his budget proposal to Capitol Hill on Feb. 2.
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