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Senator John Warner's Comments on the "No Child Left Behind Act"


This document is part of the Congressional Record of what legislators say when the Senate is in session. Former Virginia Senator John Warner (as opposed to Senator Mark Warner) discusses his views on federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, and why he believes it should be passed. He talks about such issues as standardized testing and the "achievement gap" between students from low income and higher income families.

He also mentions creating a $250 tax credit for teachers who buy school supplies with their own money. This provision was not included in draft legislation, and here Senator Warner speaks out in support of adding it. The tax credit passed as part of the final legislation.

How are Senate debates part of the legislative process? How much influence do individual senators have in crafting a law?

Source: John Warner in "No Child Left Behind Act - Conference Report," 18 December 2001, Library of Congress, Congressional Record (accessed July 10, 2009).

How to Cite This Source
John Warner, "Senator John Warner's Comments on the "No Child Left Behind Act"," in Virginia Civics, Item #562, (accessed January 27, 2022).
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