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Lewis, Anne C. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2005
No Child Left Behind (NCLB) is not going away. In fact, it might not even undergo more than minor modifications before it comes up for reauthorization in a couple of years. The nomination of Margaret Spellings to replace Rod Paige as U.S. secretary of education foretells not only a single-minded focus on test-based accountability but also an…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, High Schools, State Departments of Education, Elementary Secondary Education
Conklin, Kristin D.; Smith, Stephen – National Governors Association, 2004
Never before in U.S. history has the quality of human resources--the skills and education of its people-been so important to the economic prospects of states and their residents. Within the next 20 years, the nation will lack 14 million people with postsecondary education unless states realize significant improvements in high school and…
Descriptors: High Schools, Colleges, Outcomes of Education, Graduation Rate