President Bush's leadership is improving education in America. His No Child Left Behind Act helps our children and grandchildren learn and puts their parents back in the driver's seat. The more we can get government out of our lives the closer our nation will resemble what our founding fathers intended.
The No Child Left Behind Act under President Bush's leadership has provided federal funding for education with an increase of 59.8 percent from 2000 to 2003. A large portion of that money goes toward helping high-poverty schools and toward efforts to retain high-quality teachers.
Local control is another crucial aspect of education reform. The No Child Left Behind Act trusts the parents and local school officials to direct resources where they will do the most good for our local students. The law gives parents the right to transfer their kids out of failing or unsafe schools and into better schools. This issue is just one more example of how our president is providing the courageous leadership America needs.