ERIC Number: EJ705959
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Sep-1
Reference Count: N/A
Washington Commentary: Reforming Secondary Education
Lewis, Anne C.
Phi Delta Kappan, v86 n1 p3 Sep 2004
The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act is one of the best conversation starters that public education has ever had. Despite (or maybe because of) its numerous flaws, people across the country--and not just educators--are talking as never before about schools, the quality of teaching, expectations, and accountability. The problem is that this law, like most federal involvement in education, focuses on specific strategies. The most current among the ideas that are being left behind is a better understanding about student motivation, especially among high school students. This article examines high school students and the NCLB.
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Special Education, Public Education, Disabilities, Educational Change, Special Needs Students, Educational Legislation, Change Strategies, Disabilities, Limited English Speaking
Phi Delta Kappa International, Inc., 408 N. Union St., P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789. Web site: http://www.pdkintl.org.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Washington
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001