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Studies: More Funding Needed for Education Act

Three years after the No Child Left Behind Act was signed into law, urban schools have shown considerable reading and math gains, according to two recent studies. But the studies caution that more funding is needed for schools to meet federal standards. NPR's Ed Gordon discusses the findings with Deborah Jewell-Sherman, superintendent of the Richmond Public School system; Jack Jennings, president and CEO of the Center on Education Policy; and Dough Mesecar, senior policy advisor to Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings.

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Hard hitting, intelligent, honest, and no-nonsense describe Ed Gordon's style and approach to reporting that have made the Emmy Award-winning broadcaster one of the most respected journalists in the business today. Known for his informative on-air interaction with newsmakers, from world leaders to celebrities, the name Ed Gordon has become synonymous with the "big" interview.

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