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Lewis, Anne C. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2004
The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act is one of the best conversation starters that public education has ever had. Despite (or maybe because of) its numerous flaws, people across the country--and not just educators--are talking as never before about schools, the quality of teaching, expectations, and accountability. The problem is that this law,…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Special Education, Public Education, Disabilities
Lewis, Anne C. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2004
This column is about a city with two tales--one of spin and the other of sputter. No matter who occupies the White House for the next four years, the past four have borne witness to some of the most ludicrous uses of taxpayer money ever, as the U.S. Department of Education (ED) has tried to spin its message on No Child Left Behind (NCLB) across…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Politics of Education, News Reporting
Sagor, Richard – Phi Delta Kappan, 1993
Publicly supported public/private educational choice can succeed if states and federal government passed legislation that immediately extends all regulations affecting public schools to all private schools receiving public funds. Applying the same extension to new regulations and statutes may be more feasible. This article illustrates by…
Descriptors: Competition, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Vouchers, Elementary Secondary Education