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ERIC Number: EJ695460
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Aug
Pages: 9
Abstractor: Author
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1066-5684
Can Irrational Become Unconstitutional? NCLB's 100% Presuppositions
Welner, Kevin G.
Equity and Excellence in Education, v38 n3 p171-179 Aug 2005
This article identifies two presuppositions underlying No Child Left Behind's (NCLB) system of adequate yearly progress. The first is that each state must bring 100% of its students up to proficiency on state tests by the 2013-14 school year. The second is that each student's test score must effectively be treated by the state as if his or her school were 100% responsible for that score. The article demonstrates that these two 100% presuppositions are unsupportable and then explores the NCLB rules in the context of the Fourteenth Amendment's Due Process Clause, which prohibits the government from arbitrary exercises of power.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Fourteenth Amendment; No Child Left Behind Act 2001