No Child Left Behind?: The Politics and Practice of School by Paul E. Peterson

By Paul E. Peterson

The 2002 No baby Left in the back of Act is an important laws in American schooling because the Sixties. The legislation calls for states to place into position a suite of criteria, including a accomplished checking out plan designed to make sure those criteria are met. scholars at colleges that fail to satisfy these criteria might go away for different faculties, and faculties no longer progressing thoroughly turn into topic to reorganization. Its value lies much less in federal greenback contributions than within the course it offers to college spending. It is helping codify the stream towards universal criteria and faculty responsibility. because the first scholarly evaluation of the recent laws, this publication cuts new floor within the ongoing debate over responsibility. The distingushed individuals learn the law's origins, the politics surrounding its implementation, and its most likely results for American schooling.

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Sen. , called it “an exceptional piece of legislation,” while Edward M. , went even further. “This is a defining issue about the future of our Nation and about the future of democracy, the future of liberty, and the future of the United States in leading the free world,” the Senate icon said. ”2 Florid rhetoric is no stranger to the ESEA. “We called ours sweeping,” said Clinton administration education secretary Richard W. ” Still, the plaudits of 2001 and 2002 had a new theme: the central place of accountability in the law.

The ultimate vote on approval on May 23 was lopsided—384-45, with Republicans making up three quarters of the no votes. 49 And given the different formulations of the House and Senate provisions, particularly as regarded funding levels, flexibility, and AYP, the task was far from over. conference calls. During the summer of 2001, NCLB came under fire from all sides. Attacks came from local officials who did not want national norms, teachers unions that did not want mandatory testing, and conservatives who thought that with vouchers dead the rest of the bill might as well be.

M. Charter states. n. Public Education Reinvestment, Reinvention, and Responsibility. forging a congressional compromise 29 consequences had been part of the national education debate for nearly two decades. standards. The rise of the standards-based reform movement dates most prominently to the 1983 A Nation at Risk report prepared by Reagan administration education secretary Terrel H. Bell’s National Commission on Excellence in Education. President George H. W. Bush’s 1989 education summit with the nation’s governors in Charlottesville, Virginia, set broad performance goals for American schools and students.

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