ERIC Number: ED506559
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep-13
Reference Count: N/A
Robbing Peter to Pay Paul: The Case Against "Comparability"
National Council on Teacher Quality
Two proposals in the bill currently circulating to reauthorize No Child Left Behind seem to be shoe-ins for making their way into federal law. The impetus behind both proposals is to help poor kids by making sure that districts spend as much money on them as gets spent on rich kids. Going against the grain, the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) asserts that federal efforts to force school districts to achieve full "comparability" and "equitable distribution of teachers" is not good for poor kids. This brief presents the NCTQ's views on the flaws as presented in in Rep. George Miller's revisions to the 2002 No Child Left Behind Act, specifically, the new comparability requirements.
Descriptors: Disadvantaged, Equal Education, Policy Analysis, Accountability, Audits (Verification), School District Spending, Educational Finance, Funding Formulas, Finance Reform, Program Proposals, Federal Regulation, Equalization Aid
National Council on Teacher Quality. 1420 New York Avenue NW Suite 800, Washington, DC 20005. Tel: 202-393-0020; Fax: 202-393-0095; Web site: http://www.nctq.org
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: National Council on Teacher Quality
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001