Obama rolling back Bush-era education law

President George W. Bush marks the anniversary of his No Child Left Behind law during a visit with students, teachers and national educators at the General Philip Kearny School in Philadelphia, Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

September 23, 2011 6:53:54 AM PDT
President Barack Obama is giving states the flexibility to opt out of provisions of the No Child Left Behind law, a move he says is designed to energize schools but Republicans challenge as outside his authority.