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Saultz, Andrew; McEachin, Andrew; Fusarelli, Lance D. – Educational Researcher, 2016
This article analyzes how the Obama administration used executive power to grant waivers from federal education policies and assesses whether they used this power differently than previous administrations and in other sectors (e.g., health or welfare). The executive use of waivers to shape state policy is not a new trend. However, we find that…
Descriptors: Governance, Federal Government, Administrative Organization, Educational Policy
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Orfield, Gary – Educational Researcher, 2014
This article reviews the impacts of the civil rights policies framed in the 1960s and the anti-civil rights political and legal movements that reversed them. It documents rising segregation by race and poverty. The policy reversals and transformation of U.S. demography require a new civil rights strategy. Vast immigrations, the sinking White…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Political Issues, Legal Problems, Racial Segregation
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Polikoff, Morgan S.; McEachin, Andrew J.; Wrabel, Stephani L.; Duque, Matthew – Educational Researcher, 2014
Forty-two states and the District of Columbia have recently received waivers to the school accountability requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). As the prospects for reauthorizing the Act in the near term are dim, these new accountability systems will be law for at least several years. Drawing on a four-part framework from the…
Descriptors: Accountability, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy
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Hopkins, Megan; Thompson, Karen D.; Linquanti, Robert; Hakuta, Kenji; August, Diane – Educational Researcher, 2013
This article presents a set of recommendations that promote a more nuanced, meaningful accountability policy for English learners in the next authorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. The authors argue that the ESEA reauthorization must strengthen the law's capacity-building purpose so that federal, state, and local leaders…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Proficiency, Elementary Secondary Education
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McEachin, Andrew; Polikoff, Morgan S. – Educational Researcher, 2012
This article uses data from California to analyze the results of the proposed accountability system in the Senate's Harkin-Enzi draft Elementary and Secondary Education Act reauthorization. The authors analyze existing statewide school-level data from California, applying the accountability criteria proposed in the draft law. Comparing the…
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Indicators, Federal Programs, Academic Achievement
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Halperin, Samuel – Educational Researcher, 1975
Achievements cited for ESEA include that it broke the log jam on federal aid to education, spotted the needs of children, fueled other movements toward equality of educational opportunity, recruited quality personnel, promoted public-nonpublic cooperation, promoted parental and community involvement, and the evaluation/accountability movement.…
Descriptors: Compensatory Education, Educational Legislation, Equal Education, Evaluation