Accountability Left Behind

U.S. Court of Appeals sides with the NEA, would free districts from NCLB requirements

U.S. Court of Appeals sides with the NEA, would free districts from NCLB requirements

The Right Republican Strategy

“By…[selecting] the youths of genius from among the classes of the poor, we hope to avail the State of those talents which nature has sown as liberally among the poor as the rich, but which perish without use if not sought for and cultivated.” —Thomas Jefferson, 1782 “We need to challenge the soft bigotry of […]

The NCLB Restruct-a-tron

Does the law’s great big machine for overhauling schools produce anything worthwhile?

Does the law’s great big machine for overhauling schools produce anything worthwhile?

By Education Next    Forum, No Child Left Behind  

The Politics of No Child Left Behind

The scene in January 2002 was a civics text come to life. Flanked by jubilant members of Congress and standing in front of a cheering crowd, President George W. Bush declared the start of a “new era” in American public education with the signing of the No Child Left Behind Act. The new law represented […]

By ANDREW RUDALEVIGE    Features, No Child Left Behind, State and Federal  

Puzzled States

The success of the No Child Left Behind Act largely depends on the states' willingness and ability to implement the law. Will Washington grant them a hearing?

In January 2002, President George W. Bush signed a comprehensive revision of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. Known popularly as the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act and passed with strong bipartisan support in Congress, this new legislation promises an important shift in efforts at all levels to improve the quality of […]

By GARY W. RITTER & CHRISTOPHER J. LUCAS    Features, No Child Left Behind  

Exploring the Costs of Accountability

No Child Left Behind is no unfunded mandate

No Child Left Behind is no unfunded mandate

Driving Change

A progress report on urban school districts’ efforts to execute the mandates of No Child Left Behind

A progress report on urban school districts’ efforts to execute the mandates of No Child Left Behind

By MICHAEL CASSERLY    Features, No Child Left Behind  

One Child at a Time

An inside look at one city’s efforts to offer families the opportunities promised by No Child Left Behind

An inside look at one city’s efforts to offer families the opportunities promised by No Child Left Behind

Where Have All the Dollars Gone?

An NCLB lawsuit fizzles

An NCLB lawsuit fizzles

By BRAD BUMSTED    Features, No Child Left Behind  

Inadequate Yearly Progress

Unlocking the Secrets of NCLB

As almost everyone knows by now, the central aim of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law is to make every public-school student proficient in reading and math by the year 2014. It is a laudable goal, as the overwhelmingly bipartisan congressional support for the legislation in 2001 proved. The law’s drafters even had the […]

Keeping an Eye on State Standards

A race to the bottom?

A race to the bottom?

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