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ERIC Number: EJ725605
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Nov-1
Pages: 34
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 105
ISSN: ISSN-0195-6744
The Politics of Accountability: The Rise and Fall of Goals 2000
Superfine, Benjamin Michael
American Journal of Education, v112 n1 p10 Nov 2005
In 1994, Congress reauthorized Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and passed the Goals 2000: Education America Act. Together, these two laws were supposed to support the development and implementation of standards-based, systemic reform initiatives in the states. Despite these high hopes, Goals 2000 and Title I faced a number of problems after they were passed, particularly in regard to the implementation of their accountability provisions. Similar problems appear to be surfacing in the course of the implementation of No Child Left Behind, the most recent reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Accordingly, this article examines the political and implementation problems of the 1994 statutes and the relationship between these problems. (Contains 31 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Goals 2000; No Child Left Behind Act 2001