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ERIC Number: ED522812
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 304
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-8077-4922-2
From a Nation at Risk to No Child Left Behind: National Education Goals and the Creation of Federal Education Policy
Vinovskis, Maris
Teachers College Press
Distinguished historian and policy analyst Maris Vinovskis examines federal K-12 education policies, beginning with the publication of "A Nation at Risk" and focusing on the National Education Goals, America 2000, Goals 2000, and No Child Left Behind. In addition to discussing key policy debates, he also addresses the practical aspects of implementing and evaluating school and classroom reforms. Drawing on the author's unique experiences working in the Department of Education during both the George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton administrations, this important book: (1) Examines the changing social, economic, and family contexts of education and schooling; (2) Assesses the strengths and weaknesses of national education goals, standards-based reforms, and the role of accountability; (3) Evaluates key policies such as increased federal spending, comprehensive White House education packages, and research-based education strategies; and (4) Critiques NCLB and recommends more realistic expectations and policies for the successful education of all children.
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Goals 2000; No Child Left Behind Act 2001