Arne Duncan to call for No Child Left Behind revamp

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1/8/15 7:53 PM EST

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Education Secretary Arne Duncan will call for repealing and replacing the nation’s landmark federal education law, No Child Left Behind, joining Republicans in Congress in pushing what could be the most significant rewrite of federal education law in 14 years.

In a speech Monday, Duncan will lay out his principles for rewriting the education law, sources familiar with the event confirmed. But he is not expected to back down from his insistence that a rewritten law retain the federal mandate that all students be tested in math and reading every year from third through eighth grade.

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Despite several calls on this subject matter for years, the rate of enrolment of girl-child in Nigerian schools for 2014 remains very low. Numerous factors of course, hamper the campaign to send more girls to school.

As we ended the year 2014 yesterday and begin another year today, it is important to discuss this sensitive issue in order to awaken our sensibilities to the plight of millions of Nigerian girls that are still out of school, hoping that the authorities will be alerted.

Causes for the negligence of the girl-child education include ignorance and illiteracy of the parents. When the parents are illiterate and ignorant, they would find it difficult to send their girl-child to school.

Culture is another factor that contributes to the poor rate of girl-child education in the country. Some parents believe that it is a waste of resources to educate the girl-child because she would one day be married to someone else.

The question, however, is: why do we allow this disparity to exist between the young boys and girls?

It is unequivocal that educated women understand better the needs of……………. continues on Daily Trust

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