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Katzman, John – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2012
It's no surprise that, 28 years after the publication of "A Nation at Risk," school-reform efforts have generated so little effect. The nation's schools have proven, over the past century, adept at resisting change. Recent attempts to inject accountability and innovation have brought an important opportunity. No Child Left Behind helped…
Descriptors: State Standards, Educational Innovation, Educational Change, Public Education
Haynes, Mariana – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2011
For the United States to compete in a global knowledge economy, high schools need to improve dramatically. Young people leave high school without the advanced reading and writing skills required for career and college success. Beginning in the 1980s, reports such as "A Nation at Risk" documented the links between education, reading and…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Literacy, Federal Government, Government Role