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Riley, Benjamin – American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, 2012
Nearly everyone in the education community agrees that the time has come to end, or seriously repair, the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB); however, the process of doing so has become drawn out and contentious. With Congress not moving quickly enough to reauthorize the law, President Obama has announced a way to help states get around NCLB's…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Educational Change, Academic Standards
Junge, Melissa; Krvaric, Sheara – American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, 2011
While the federal government spends billions of dollars every year on federal education programs, federal policymakers and education advocates often lament that these programs do not achieve their intended results--specifically, increasing student academic achievement. To address this problem, policymakers and advocates typically debate the merits…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Educational Policy, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation
Schneider, Mark; DeVeaux, Naomi Rubin – American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, 2010
Every summer, an increasingly common event occurs across the country--parents open a letter explaining that their child's school is failing to meet benchmarks set under the federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) and that, as a result, they have a right to send the child to another public school, if space is available. In the summer of 2009,…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Federal Legislation, School Choice, Educational Improvement
Smarick, Andy – American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, 2010
Over the last year, no education story has garnered more enthusiastic or sustained positive attention than Race to the Top, the $4.35 billion federal program intended to spur and support groundbreaking state-level reforms. The White House called state responses to the competition "overwhelming." Columnist David Brooks wrote that it was…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Programs, Educational Change, Politics of Education