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ERIC Number: EJ957291
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jan
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-0895-9048
Flexible Response: Executive Federalism and the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001
Shelly, Bryan
Educational Policy, v26 n1 p117-135 Jan 2012
The federal government promised that it would limit waiver grants to states for the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB). It largely kept that promise, but states did gain significant flexibility through amendments to accountability plans. OLS model estimates showed that larger, more affluent, and more Republican states submitted more amendment requests and the federal Department of Education approved the amendments of states that received more federal funding, had a more developed standardized testing system in place prior to NCLB, and voted Republican. These findings suggested new avenues of exploration for scholars of executive federalism. (Contains 8 notes and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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