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ERIC Number: ED528763
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jan-17
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
The Student Success Act: Reforming Federal Accountability Requirements under No Child Left Behind. WebMemo. No. 3461
Burke, Lindsey M.
Heritage Foundation
On its 10-year anniversary, there is consensus that No Child Left Behind (NCLB) is broken. The debate over how to reform NCLB has generated a number of proposals from both houses of Congress and the Obama Administration, but ideas about how to rewrite the law differ greatly. In early 2012, the House Education and the Workforce Committee introduced a draft of the Student Success Act as part of a piecemeal strategy to rewrite No Child Left Behind. As the decade-old law's harshest sanctions quickly approach and discontent with lackluster student achievement mounts, the Student Success Act aims to reform the much-derided accountability provisions of NCLB, provide funding flexibility to states and local school districts, and limit federal intervention into local school policy. (Contains 9 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Heritage Foundation