ERIC Number: ED498216
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Can NCLB Survive the Competitiveness Competition? Education Outlook. Number 2
Hess, Frederick M.; Rotherham, Andrew J.
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
Some see the George W. Bush administration's American Competitiveness Initiative (ACI) as the perfect complement to the No Child Left Behind Act's (NCLB) equity focus. The authors believe, however, that the prospects for synergy of these two agendas are not bright. In this essay, the authors discuss the history behind NCLB and the ACI, and argue that there is a fundamental disconnect between the two programs' central ideals. (Contains 17 endnotes.)
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Policy Analysis, Competition, Background, Historical Interpretation, Politics of Education, Political Attitudes, Global Approach, Educational Assessment, Educational Policy
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research. 1150 Seventeenth Street NW, Washington, DC 20036. Tel: 202-862-5800; Fax: 202-862-7177; Web site: http://www.aei.org
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: American Enterprise Inst. for Public Policy Research, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001