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ERIC Number: ED528537
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 208
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: ISBN-978-1-4422-0524-6
Schoolhouse of Cards: An Inside Story of No Child Left Behind and Why America Needs a Real Education Revolution
Hickok, Eugene
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
As the Obama Administration wrestles with the impending reauthorization of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and the continuing need for education reform, Eugene Hickok provides an insider's account of this historic legislation. A former key player in the Department of Education during the Bush administration, Hickok describes how Bush's education agenda took shape during the campaign and his first year in office, how it achieved bipartisan support in Congress, and how it was implemented. Hickok believes that NCLB accomplished a few things but not enough and had flaws. In addition, he reveals that the tensions among individuals in the White House, on Capitol Hill, and within the Department of Education undermined the law's implementation. In a final chapter Hickok criticizes reform efforts by Presidents Bush and Obama as nipping at the margins, calling instead for a radical rethinking of public education in America. NCLB represented a milestone on the road to fundamental reform needed in American education but Hickok calls for far more transformative and imaginary change. This book contains the following chapters: (1) The Idea; (2) January 2001; (3) An American Law; (4) Doing it; (5) Legacy?; and (6) Leap of Imagination.
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. 15200 NBN Way, P.O. Box 191, Blue Ridge Summit, PA 17214-0191. Tel: 800-462-6420; Fax: 800-338-4550; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001