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ERIC Number: EJ766234
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Nov
Pages: 5
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1784
A Positive Agenda for ESEA
Weaver, Reg
Educational Leadership, v64 n3 p32-36 Nov 2006
The National Education Association has strongly supported the Elementary and Secondary Education Act since its inception in 1965. But the law's most recent reauthorization, the 2001 No Child Left Behind Act, is fundamentally flawed, writes NEA President Reg Weaver. Weaver offers NEA's recommendations for revising the law and addressing these flaws. For example, school accountability should be based on multiple measures instead of a single annual test in two subjects, reading and math. States should be allowed to design accountability systems based on growth models and other, more meaningful, measures of student progress. The law should address teacher quality by providing funds to attract high-quality educators to high-need schools. It should eliminate requirements that create unnecessary obstacles for talented and skilled teachers. Perhaps most important, Congress should ensure full funding of the law's many mandates and goals.
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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: Elementary and Secondary Education Act; Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title II; No Child Left Behind Act 2001