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ERIC Number: EJ839447
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec-25
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1557-5411
Bush to Obama: Education in Transition
Branch-Brioso, Karen; Dervarics, Charles; Powell, Tracie; Roach, Ronald
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, v25 n23 p8-12 Dec 2008
President Bush's education legacy is inexorably tied to the No Child Left Behind Act, the comprehensive K-12 reform law he signed in January 2002. The law has drawn praise for requiring schools to show specific progress in educating minority and low-income children or face sanctions for failing to do so. But critics say the Bush administration failed to provide sufficient funding to support the law's goals. Some also contend that the law forces educators to rely too heavily on "teaching to the test." What efforts Bush put into the country's colleges and universities, many experts say, were too little too late. President Bush's legacy on education, particularly for underserved minorities, though tarnished, isn't all bad. His failures, however, may present opportunities for President-elect Barack Obama, who will face his own hurdles, education advocates say. This article takes a look back at the accomplishments and failures of the Bush administration as well as a look ahead at not only what is expected from the incoming administration, but what is realistically possible for Obama to achieve in education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001