ERIC Number: EJ705960
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Sep-1
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Stateline: AYP-- Respecting Diversity among States
Phi Delta Kappan, v86 n1 p5 Sep 2004
There is nothing like tracking down 2,000 state policies to reinforce one's understanding that states do not approach problems or policy in the same way. Education policies in California fill 17 volumes. Alaska's consist of one short chapter of a codebook that also covers elections, guardianships, and trusts. States such as Texas select textbooks at the state level; Colorado constitutionally prohibits that practice. In similar fashion, states have taken different approaches to meeting the requirements of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act. Not that policy makers in Montana want anything less for their kids than those in Tennessee. They just don't go about it the same way. As staff members at the Education Commission of the States tracked down over 2,000 policies related to state implementation of NCLB, they found refreshing differences in approaches. This article contains a few examples of this diversity.
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Public Education, Educational Policy, School Safety, School Effectiveness, Related Services (Special Education), Ancillary School Services, Teacher Competencies, Compliance (Legal), State Standards, Academic Achievement, Supplementary Education
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