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ERIC Number: EJ763282
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1539-9664
Do We Need to Repair the Monument? Debating the Future of No Child Left Behind
Chubb, John E.; Linn, Robert; Haycock, Kati; Wiener, Ross
Education Next, v5 n2 p8-19 Spr 2005
With the re-election of George W. Bush and the appointment of Margaret Spellings as his new secretary of education, many are wondering whether now is the time to revisit No Child Left Behind (NCLB). The historic law, passed by Congress with broad, bipartisan support and signed by the President in January of 2002, introduced significant new systems of accountability into American education. While the law continues to have broad backing, school boards, administrators, and analysts from across the political spectrum have raised questions about many of its provisions. This article shares the opinions of four leading analysts about what has been learned in the three years since NCLB was enacted. John Chubb, a member of the Koret Task Force and Education Next editorial board, calls for changes in the definitions of Adequate Yearly Progress. Robert Linn, a professor of education and former editor of the "Journal of Educational Measurement," believes that the law sets "unrealistically high" standards. And Kati Haycock and Ross Wiener of the Education Trust caution against too much legislative tinkering, preferring administrative action instead. "Right now," they argue, "energy should be focused on making NCLB work better." (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001