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ERIC Number: EJ1068309
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1559-9035
Wondering about NCLB
Shannon, Patrick
Journal of Language and Literacy Education, v1 n1 p20-31 Sep 2005
Using data from one "successful" school district, I argue that, contrary to its egalitarian rhetoric, No Child Left Behind (NCLB) provides a mechanism for identifying the many whom Hernstein and Murray would exclude from schooling beyond the elementary grades because they cannot learn enough to justify the expense of their teaching. To challenge this conservative agenda in neoliberal clothing, teachers, researchers and the public should contest the political, social, and economic assumptions on which NCLB rests and work to build institutions which revitalize democratic values and support the continuous development of all citizens.
Department of Language and Literacy Education at the University of Georgia. 315 Aderhold Hall, Athens, GA 30602. Tel: 706-542-7866; Fax: 706-542-3817; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001
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