ERIC Number: ED527592
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
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NCLB at the Crossroads: Reexamining the Federal Effort to Close the Achievement Gap
Rebell, Michael A., Ed.; Wolff, Jessica R., Ed.
Teachers College Press
This important new work from Rebell and Wolff, authors of the groundbreaking volume "Moving Every Child Ahead: From NCLB Hype to Meaningful Educational Opportunity", brings together the nation's leading researchers and thinkers in the field of educational equity to provide a range of provocative critiques that go well beyond what has already been said on the subject of No Child Left Behind (NCLB). Unlike most books, this one puts aside political rhetoric and quick-fix solutions to tackle the truly difficult questions about how to ensure meaningful educational opportunities for all children. Accessible to a broad audience of educators, policymakers, and advocates, this authoritative volume: (1) Assesses NCLB's contribution to closing our national achievement gap in the 7 years since its enactment; (2) Provides concrete suggestions for important revisions and additions to NCLB; (3) Features vital contributions to the discussion on educational equity, considering both within-school and out-of-school factors; and (4) Examines current debates surrounding NCLB's reauthorization, as well as the future direction of U.S. education research, policy, and practice.
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Educational Strategies, Federal Legislation, Educational Opportunities, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy, Policy Analysis, Government Role, Educational Research, Equal Education, Program Effectiveness
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers; Policymakers
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001