President Obama signs a sweeping education reform bill that shifts power from the federal government to the state on issues of school performance and accountability. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) President Obama signed a sweeping education reform bill on Thursday that replaces the "No Child Left Behind" law. In a bill signing ceremony at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, Obama said, "Today I'm proud to sign a law that's gonna make sure that every student is prepared to succeed in the 21st century." The new law, called the "Every Student Succeeds Act" is a bipartisan measure passed by the House and Senate. The law seeks to shift decision-making power from the federal government back into the hands of state and local officials in areas including accountability and school performance.