No Child Left Behind

The strengths, weaknesses, and future prospects of the controversial federal education law

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Waiving Good-bye to Accountability?

Federal policymakers need to give states incentives to raise standards, not lower them Continue reading

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The Unfinished Agenda of the No Child Left Behind Act

A decade after the signing of the federal No Child Left Behind Act, we’re still a long way from providing all students with a rigorous education. Continue reading

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The Fallacy of ‘Local Control’ in Public Education

The infrastructure constructed over the past three decades to promote a national vision of excellence and equity in public education is in danger of being swept away.
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The Quarterly Report: Big Questions for America’s Schools

An on-camera discussion of the strengths and weaknesses of today’s school reform movement Continue reading

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National Problems Require National Solutions

The national problems in public education require national solutions. Continue reading

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Who Rules? The Fight Over The Federal Role in Education

The national drive for education reform has touched off many power struggles, but the fight over the federal role in education has emerged as fundamental. Continue reading

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The Testing Industry Under Common Core Standards

The new common core standards could be a boon to public school students. But will the standardized testing industry–and the states that employ it–create new tests to that support the standards? Continue reading

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Educating Urban America

A reveiw of new books on school reform by journalists Jay Mathews, Paul Tough, and David Whitman

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Rewriting Accountability Under the No Child Left Behind Act

A reauthorized No Child Left Behind Act needs to measure school performance on the basis of student growth, not just student proficiency Continue reading

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US Education: Still at Risk

A quarter century ago, an explosive federal report launched a national crusade to fix American education. There’s still much work to be done. Continue reading

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