New York Mayor Stumps With Jeb For Education Program

Michael Bloomberg

The No Child Left Behind Act will expire at the end of next year - if Congress does not reauthorize the sometimes controversial law. Some have criticized the federal mandates that penalize schools that don't meet benchmarks.

But Gov. Jeb Bush plans to join with New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg to lobby Congress for renewal of the legislation with a few modifications.

Bloomberg visited a Broward County elementary school Monday with the governor.

BLOOMBERG: Florida also has many of the same issues to face in education that New York does - multi-cultural, multi-language, multi-ethnicity community.

Bush added that Florida can learn from New York's schools.

BUSH: We validate each other. It's not a one-way street, by any stretch of the imagination. And there's a lot of great things that are going on in New York that will be applied here in Florida, as well.

Both officials believe lessons learned in New York and Florida should be more broadly applied through a reauthorized No child Left Behind Act.

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