ERIC Number: ED489039
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Nov
Are We Still a Nation at Risk Two Decades Later?
Rowman & Littlefield Education
For the past twenty years, federal and state education departments and school districts have been engaged in efforts that have touched every phase of public education. People have seen the emergence of the standards movement, "high-stake" testing, and an emphasis on school accountability. Requirements for those entering the teaching profession have become more stringent in order to provide "highly qualified" teachers. School personnel on all levels must deal with constantly changing requirements, often without the financial support necessary. High school graduation requirements have been changed, especially in the areas of technology, math, and science. The ideas of school choice, charter schools, and school vouchers are being experimented with in many forms. These changes have all been accelerated with the passage of the No Child Left Behind Act signed in 2002. This book is a study of the 1983 report "A Nation at Risk" and its impact on public education. Hayes analyzes the impact of this reform and suggests future priorities for public education in the United States. After a preface, this book is organized into the following seventeen chapters: (1) The Beginning; (2) The Commission; (3) The Report; (4) The Others; (5) The Critics; (6) The Standards; (7) The Tests; (8) The Teachers; (9) The Administrators; (10) The Boards; (11) The Parents; (12) The Students; (13) The Money; (14) The Choice; (15) The Law; (16) The Present; and (17) The Future. An index is also included.
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Teaching (Occupation), School Personnel, Financial Support, Educational Change, School Choice, Public Education, Graduation Requirements, Academic Standards, Student Evaluation
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: United States
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001