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ERIC Number: EJ747955
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Sep-13
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0277-4232
Stakes High for States in Fall Votes
McNeil, Michele
Education Week, v26 n3 p1, 30 Sep 2006
This article reports how the stakes are getting higher for the various states as the 2006 state elections are approaching this fall. This article also discusses how the future of education policy will be heavily influenced by the votes cast in the November elections. Even with the heightened federal role under the No Child Left Behind Act, state lawmakers, governors, and state superintendents still are central in deciding how much money schools get, how to get well-qualified teachers into the classroom, and what students must do to graduate. It is at the state level where policies aimed at educational improvement--whether high-stakes testing, universal preschool, or new forms of school choice--are most often conceived, advanced, and duplicated. This article also explains why the success and failure of education ideas are hinged on who will be the elected governor.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001